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Object Number: 29-128-2383
Current Location: Collections storage
Provenience: Mediterranean
Period: Neoclassical
Date Made: 1700-1850
Early Date: 1700
Late Date: 1850
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Sard
Gold
Technique:Intaglio
Iconography:Aphrodite
Eros
Height: 1.2cm
Width: 2.2cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number2383 - Sommerville Gem Number

Description

(Modern Gold Ring Setting) Aphrodite nude and holding her tresses with the left hand, stands to the right, a sword held in the right hand. Eros stands beside her, balancing a crested helmet on his head. Neo-Classic, based on a Hellenistic statuary type.


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