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Object Number:
29-128-857
Current Location:
Collections storage
Culture:
Graeco-Roman
Provenience:
Mediterranean
Period:
Graeco-Roman Period
Date Made:
50 BC-AD 400
Early Date:
-50
Late Date:
400
Section:
Mediterranean
Materials:
Jasper
Gold
Technique:
Intaglio
Iconography:
Zeus-Serapis
Jupiter Serapis
Isis
Inscription
Description:
Mottled dark jasper. (Modern gold pendant setting) Zeus-Serapis standing to left, a bust of Isis in front of him, he holds a palm in one hand and a wreath or fetters in other. Inscribed "For a good deed" in Greek. Graeco-Roman.Amulet
Height:
1.5cm
Width:
1.1cm
Credit Line:
Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville
Other Number:
857   -   Sommerville Gem Number

Bibliography:

[Book] Berges, Dietrich. 2002. Antike Siegel und Glasgemmen der Sammlung Maxwell Sommerville: im University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. 78. : Page/Fig./Plate: 42
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[Book] Sommerville, Maxwell. 1877. Engraved Gems : Their Place in the History of Art.
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