University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:29-128-1782
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Graeco-Roman
Provenience: Mediterranean
Date Made: 50 BC-AD 400
Early Date: -50
Late Date: 400
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Onyx
Technique:Intaglio
Iconography:Dionysos
Column
Panther
Apollo
Lyre
Height: 5.3 cm
Width: 4.8 cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number:1782 - Sommerville Gem Number
114 - Vermeule Number (Sommerville Gems)

Description

Vermeule: Onyx. Intaglio. (Unmounted) Liber or Bacchus standing to left, leaning against a column. He holds thrysus and karanthos, panther gambols at his feet. At right stands the youthful Apollo holding lyre and plectron. 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. 114View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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