University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:29-128-2496
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Roman
Provenience: Mediterranean
Period: Imperial Roman Period
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Jasper
Technique:Cameo
Iconography:Hellenistic Ruler?
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number:2496 - Sommerville Gem Number
277 - Vermeule Number (Sommerville Gems)

Description

Vermeule: Grey Jasper. Draped bearded bust of a man facing right; a diadem or fellet about his head. The features suggest those of a Hellenistic ruler, perhaps an Eastern Greek King of the II - I century B.C. cf. coins of Mithradates I of Parthia C. 160 B.C. 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. 277View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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