University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:29-128-2063A
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Roman
Provenience: Mediterranean
Period: Late Antique Period
Date Made: 300-399 AD
Early Date: 300
Late Date: 399
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Green Jasper
Technique:Intaglio
Iconography:Household God
Lar
Rhyton
Drinking Horn
Laurel Branch
Height: 3.3 cm
Width: 2.5 cm
Depth: 0.5 cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number:2063 - Sommerville Gem Number
191 - Vermeule Number (Sommerville Gems)

Description

(Unmounted) Youthful male figure in short cloak standing facing. He holds a rhyton in right hand and branch (?) in left a Roman Lar perhaps intended. The carving is late antique IVth or later, contemporary with so-called "gnostic" gems, 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.. University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: no. 191View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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