University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:29-128-2089
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Greek
Provenience: Mediterranean
Manufacture Location: Akragas
Sicily
South Italy (uncertain)
Period: Late Classical Greek Period
Hellenistic Period
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Agate
Technique:Intaglio
Iconography:Crab
Crescent
Height: 1.6 cm
Width: 1.4 cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number:2089 - Sommerville Gem Number
62 - Vermeule Number (Sommerville Gems)

Description

Vermeule: Intaglio. Striated grey agate-type stone. (Modern silvered swivel ring setting) Crab, above which appears a star on left and a crescent on right. Cable border. Plaster impression. South Italy; Hellenistic.


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. 62View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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