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Carnelian oval engraved gem

Period:
Late Republican or Early Imperial
Date:
1st century B.C.–1st century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Carnelian
Dimensions:
Overall: 1/2 x 3/8 in. (1.3 x 1 cm)
Classification:
Gems
Credit Line:
Gift of John Taylor Johnston, 1881
Accession Number:
81.6.33
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 164
The Roman she-wolf suckles Romulus and Remus under a tree, in the presence of the goddess Roma and the shepherd Faustulus.
Richter, Gisela M. A. 1920. Catalogue of Engraved Gems of the Classical Style. no. 121, p. 85, pl. 32, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1956[1920]. Catalogue of Engraved Gems of the Classical Style: Greek Etruscan, and Roman. no. 429, pp. 95-96, pl. 53, Rome: L'Erma di Bretschneider.

Schlüter, Margildis, Gertrud Horster, and Peter Zazoff. 1975. Antike Gemmen in deutschen Sammlungen: Hannover, Kestner-Museum, Hamburg, Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe, Vol. 4. p. 94, Wiesbaden: Franz Steiner Verlag.

Kossatz-Deissmann, Anneliese, Brigitte Servais-Soyez, Fulvio Canciani, Giovannangelo Camporeale, Hans Peter Isler, Ingrid Krauskopf, Odette Touchefeu-Meynier, Marcel Le Glay, and Dr. Jean-Charles Balty. 1994. Oidipous-Theseus, Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae, Vol. 7. Roma, no. 168a, Zürich: Artemis Verlag Zurich und Munchen.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 2006[1920]. Catalogue of Engraved Gems of the Classical Style: Greek Etruscan, and Roman, 2nd edn. no. 429, pp. 95-96, pl. 53, Rome: L'Erma di Bretschneider.

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