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Gem

Object Number:29-128-892
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Roman
Provenience: Mediterranean
Period: Imperial Roman Period
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Emerald
Technique:Intaglio
Iconography:Ceres
Demeter
Sceptre
Corn
Wheat
Height: 1 cm
Width: 1.5 cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number:892 - Sommerville Gem Number

Description

Sommerville: Emerald. Ceres, with a stalk of wheat in hand. Intaglios and Their Imprints, Case DDD.

Vermeule: Emerald. Intaglio. (Unmounted ringstone) Demeter (Ceres) -? - standing to the left, a sceptre staff in her raised left hand, ears of corn in her right. A plant appears at the left. Roman Imperial.

Bibliography:

[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. 724, no. 892, pl. 69View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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