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Double Gem

Idol

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Object Number:
29-128-404
Current Location:
Collections storage
Provenience:
Mediterranean
Section:
Mediterranean
Materials:
Siberian Jasper
Silver
Technique:
Cameo
Iconography:
Priapus
Woman
Herm
Description:
Red and green. Priapus. This remarkable piece of Siberian Jasper is a double cameo. The purple-brown side representing Priapus, the green a female Egyptian deity. Mounted on a silver pedestal and was intended as a household idol.
Credit Line:
Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville
Other Number:
404   -   Sommerville Gem Number

Bibliography:

[Book] Sommerville, Maxwell. 1877. Engraved Gems : Their Place in the History of Art.
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