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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
Height: 1.5cm
Width: 1.1cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number857 - Sommerville Gem Number

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


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: p. 42, no. 156; taf. 31View Objects cited in this Publication
[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. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 721, no. 857, pl. 68View Objects cited in this Publication

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