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Object Number:29-128-1895
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Roman
Provenience: Mediterranean
Period: Imperial Roman Period
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Gold
Jasper
Technique:Intaglio
Iconography:Venus Victrix
Column
Shield
Helmet
Spear
Height: 1.5 cm
Width: 1.1 cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number:1895 - Sommerville Gem Number
248 - Vermeule Number (Sommerville Gems)

Description

Vermeule: Green Mottled Jasper. Intaglio. (Modern gold ring setting) Venus Victrix seen from back leaning to right on a column, holds helmet in outstretched right hand, a spear transversely in left. Shield appears on ground in front of her. Copy of a well-known statue or painting in Rome. c 50 B.C. and probably in Pompey's Temple on top of his theatre. Roman Imperial.


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. 44, no. 173; taf. 33View 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. 248View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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