University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:29-128-905
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Roman
Provenience: Mediterranean
Period: Imperial Roman Period
Date Made: 50 BC-AD 400
Early Date: -50
Late Date: 400
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Jasper
Gold
Technique:Intaglio
Iconography:Venus Victrix
Venus Verticordia
Height: 1.1 cm
Width: 0.8 cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number:905 - Sommerville Gem Number
252 - Vermeule Number (Sommerville Gems)

Description

Sommerville: Red Jasper. Venus Verticordia, the goddess who turns the hearts of men. Gold Rings - Intaglios, Case EEE. Vermeule: Red Jasper. Intaglio. (Modern gilt ring setting). Simpler version of Venus Victrix composition. 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] 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. 252View 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: pp. 725-726, no. 905, pl. 72View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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