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Gem

Serpentine

Intaglio

Object Number:
29-128-566
Current Location:
Rome Gallery
Culture:
Roman
Gnostic
Provenience:
Mediterranean
Period:
Late Antique Period
Section:
Mediterranean
Materials:
Serpentine
Technique:
Intaglio
Iconography:
Cock-Head God
Inscription
Description:
Oval shaped serpentine intaglio. A terminal figure flanked by a palm tree and a representation of the cock-headed god, his body terminating in a fish tail. Sun and moon above, stars in the field, a landscape and "meaningless" (magical) greek letters below. 1956 Exhibition #315.
Height:
0.71cm
Width:
0.54cm
Credit Line:
Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville
Other Number:
566   -   Sommerville Gem Number
315   -   Vermeule Number (Sommerville Gems)

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Roman World (15 Mar 2003)
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Bibliography:

[Book] Vermeule, Cornelius C. 1950. The Sommerville Gem Collection of the University Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.
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[Book] Sommerville, Maxwell. 1877. Engraved Gems : Their Place in the History of Art.
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