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Gem

Ring

Object Number:29-128-531
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Balkan
Provenience: Sweden
Stockholm
Period: 19th Century
Date Made: 1800-1880
Early Date: 1800
Late Date: 1880
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Bronze
Gold Alloy
Technique:Intaglio
Iconography:Horse
Inscription
Height: 1.1 cm
Width: 1.6 cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number:531 - Sommerville Gem Number

Description

Sommerville: Bronze, with gold alloy. The Sprig with Rose. Etruscan Seals, Scarabei, Intaglios, and Rings, Case FF.

Vermeule: Ring: Bronze with gold alloy. Intaglio. A horse springing to left., with a rose beneath and another rose in the field above flanked by the letters I V; a wreath-like border surrounds the entire composition. Sommerville states "Bought of an Hungarian gypsy in an encampment near Carlberg, north of Stolkholm, Sweden." (See Carlberg Gypsies p 352). Possibly Graeco-Roman in a Balkan style; equally likely a 19th product based on ancient models.

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. 701, no. 531, pl. 44View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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