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Object Number: 29-128-918
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Graeco-Roman
Provenience: Mediterranean
Period: Graeco-Roman Period
Date Made: 150-300 AD
Early Date: 150
Late Date: 300
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Gold
Sardonyx
Technique:Intaglio
Iconography:Jupiter Tonans
Victory
Jupiter
Zeus
Victory
Eagle
Height: 1.4cm
Width: 0.9cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number918 - Sommerville Gem Number
141 - Vermeule Number (Sommerville Gems)

Description

(Modern gilt ring setting) Jupiter seated right, figure of Victory on extended right hand, spear held vertically in left hand; eagle at feet front. Cursory Roman work of II or III A.D. carved directly so figure appears reversed instead of correctly in plaster impression.


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. 1950. The Sommerville Gem Collection of the University Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. : Page/Fig./Plate: no. 141View Objects cited in this Publication
[Book] Sommerville, Maxwell. 1889. Catalogue Raisonne of the Sommerville Collection of Engraved Gems: A Descriptive List of Cameos, Intaglios, Seals, Rings, Amulets, Talismans, etc. Forming a Compend of Greek and Roman Mythology and Classical History. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 727, no. 918, pl. 73View Objects cited in this Publication

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