University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:29-128-1849
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Graeco-Roman
Provenience: Mediterranean
Date Made: 50 BC-AD 400
Early Date: -50
Late Date: 50 BC-AD 400
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Agate
Technique:Intaglio
Iconography:Satyr
Boar
Rustic Sacrifice
Height: 1.6 cm
Width: 1.4 cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number:1849 - Sommerville Gem Number
207 - Vermeule Number (Sommerville Gems)

Description

Banded Green Agate-type stone. (Modern gold ring setting) Satyrs scrubbing the carcass of a boar and preparing a rustic sacrifice. Graeco-Roman work comparable to the Begram plaques.


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. 2011. Höchste Schönheit und einfache Grazie. Klassizistische Gemmen und Kameen der Sammlung Maxwell Sommerville im University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, Philadelphia PA.. Rahden. Verlag Marie Leidorf GMbH. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 174, fig. 14, pl. 51, 54View 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. 207View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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