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Gem

Ring

Object Number:29-128-2045
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Graeco-Roman
Provenience: Mediterranean
Period: Graeco-Roman Period
Date Made: 50 BC- AD 400
Early Date: -50
Late Date: 400
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Sardonyx
Gold
Technique:Intaglio
Iconography:Raven
Flower
Boukranion
Height: 1.1 cm
Width: 0.9 cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number:2045 - Sommerville Gem Number

Description

Vermeule: Sardonyx. Intaglio. (Modern gilt ring setting) Bird, perhaps raven of Apollo, holding a flower (hyacinth?) standing on a boukranion. Graeco-Roman.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Cameo and Intaglio: Engraved Gems from the Sommerville Collection (30 Nov 1956 - 31 Mar 1957) View Objects in Exhibition

Bibliography:

[Book] Vermeule, Cornelius C. 1956. The Sommerville Gem Collection of the University Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.. The University Museum. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: no. 216View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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