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Object Number:29-128-1781
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Etruscan
Provenience: Mediterranean
Manufacture Location: Etruria
Date Made: 420-380 BC
Early Date: -420
Late Date: -380
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Sardonyx
Gold
Technique:Intaglio
Iconography:Kapaneus?
Hoplite Shield
Height: 1.5 cm
Width: 1.2 cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number:1781 - Sommerville Gem Number
66 - Vermeule Number (Sommerville Gems)

Description

Vermeule: Sard. (Modern gold swivel ring setting). Greek hero perhaps Kapaneus falling mortally wounded shield on left arm. Etruscan. nude youth in twisting run or dance bearing a hoplite shield; hatched border; modern swivel mount


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. 2002. Antike Siegel und Glasgemmen der Sammlung Maxwell Sommerville: im University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.. Mainz am Rhein. Verlag Philipp von Zabern. pg. 78 Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 23, no. 9; taf. 3View 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. 66View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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