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Object Number:29-128-953
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:Gold
Agate
Technique:Intaglio
Iconography:Victory
Trophy
Helmet
Shield
Height: 1.5 cm
Width: 1.1 cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number:953 - Sommerville Gem Number
193 - Vermeule Number (Sommerville Gems)

Description

Sommerville: Emerald. Victory crowning a trophy. Has been injured by fire. Gold Rings - Intaglios, Case HHH. Vermeule: Mottled Agate. Intaglio. (Modern gilt ring setting) Injured by fire. Victory standing to right, crowning a trophy, helmet and shield at the base. Sommerville called it "Emerald injured by fire." 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] Berges, Dietrich. 2002. Antike Siegel und Glasgemmen der Sammlung Maxwell Sommerville: im University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.. Mainz am Rhein. Verlag Philipp von Zabern. pg. 78 Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 49, no. 218; taf. 40View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Book] Vermeule, Cornelius C. 1956. The Sommerville Gem Collection of the University Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.. University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: no. 193View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Book] Sommerville, Maxwell. 1889. Engraved Gems: Their History and an Elaborate View of Their Place In Art.. Maxwell Sommerville. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 731, no. 953, pl. 74View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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