Late Antique Period
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.
Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville
|566 || - || Sommerville Gem Number|
|315 || - || Vermeule Number (Sommerville Gems)|
Current & Past Exhibitions:
Roman World (15 Mar 2003)
[Book] Vermeule, Cornelius C. 1950. The Sommerville Gem Collection of the University Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. : Page/Fig./Plate: no. 315
[Book] Sommerville, Maxwell. 1889. Catalogue Raisonne of the Sommerville Collection of Engraved Gems: A Descriptive List of Cameos, Intaglios, Seals, Rings, Amulets, Talismans, etc. Forming a Compend of Greek and Roman Mythology and Classical History.
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