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Gem

Object Number:
29-128-564
Current Location:
Culture:
Roman
Gnostic
Provenience:
Mediterranean
Period:
Late Antique Period
Section:
Mediterranean
Materials:
Jasper
Green Jasper
Technique:
Intaglio
Iconography:
Apollo Helios
Snake
Inscription
Description:
(Unmounted) Helios standing to right, his left hand raised, a whip in right hand. Inscription on obverse and in snake-headed cable border on reverse. Amulet
Height:
2.5cm
Width:
1.5cm
Credit Line:
Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number:
564   -   Sommerville Gem Number
305   -   Vermeule Number (Sommerville Gems)

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Magic in the Ancient World (16 Apr 2016 - 30 Apr 2017)
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Bibliography:

[Book] Vermeule, Cornelius C. 1950. The Sommerville Gem Collection of the University Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. : Page/Fig./Plate: no. 305
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[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. 704, no. 564, pl. 50
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