University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:29-128-518
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Phoenician
Provenience: Mediterranean
Date Made: 599-500 BC
Early Date: -599
Late Date: -500
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Agate
Technique:Intaglio
Iconography:Sun
Moon
Inscription
Height: 1.4 cm
Width: 1 cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number:518 - Sommerville Gem Number
27 - Vermeule Number (Sommerville Gems)

Description

Sommerville: Agate. A Scarabeus, with the sun and moon and an illegible inscription. Persian and Sassanian Intaglios and Talismans, Case EE. Vermeule: Agate scarab. Perforated. Intaglio. The sun and the moon above illegible inscription. Classified by Sommerville among Persian Gems. Phoenician, ca. VIth century B.C.


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. 27View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Book] Sommerville, Maxwell. 1889. Engraved Gems: Their History and an Elaborate View of Their Place In Art.. Maxwell Sommerville. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 700, no. 518, pl. 43View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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