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Gem

Object Number:29-128-1158
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Roman
Provenience: Mediterranean
Period: Julio-Claudian Period
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Paste
Technique:Cameo
Iconography:Two Heads
Roman Emperor
Tiberius?
Female Head
Livia?
Goddess?
Length: 1.3 cm
Width: 1 cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number:1158 - Sommerville Number
GL01b (ancient glass project) - Other Number

Description

Sommerville: Antique paste cameo, color white on ruby fond. Two heads. Antique Pastes, Case UUU.

Vermeule: Glass paste, imitating Sardonyx white on red. Cameo. (Unmounted) Busts of a man and woman facing. The man appears to be Tiberius (14-37 A.D.). The woman is either a goddess or perhaps his mother, the Empress Livia. Julio-Claudian.

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. 742, no. 1158View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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