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.View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Book] Vermeule, Cornelius C. 1956. The Sommerville Gem Collection of the University Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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