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Object Number: 29-128-564
Current Location: Magic in the Ancient World
Currently On Display
Culture:Roman
Gnostic
Provenience: Mediterranean
Period: Late Antique Period
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Jasper
Green Jasper
Technique:Intaglio
Iconography:Apollo Helios
Snake
Inscription
Height: 2.5cm
Width: 1.5cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number564 - Sommerville Gem Number
305 - Vermeule Number (Sommerville Gems)

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


Current & Past Exhibitions:

Magic in the Ancient World (16 Apr 2016 - 30 Apr 2017)View Objects in Exhibition

Bibliography:

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

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