50 BC-AD 400
Gold ring (ancient) with raised design. Facing busts of Isiac Triad; on left, appears goddess Isis; on right Zeus Serapis, in center the child Horus or Harpocrates, cable border. The divinities are represented in their Graeco-Roman cult forms, reflecting statues in Alexandria, Rome and elsewhere.
Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville
|1039 || - || Sommerville Gem Number|
|140 || - || Vermeule Number (Sommerville Gems)|
Current & Past Exhibitions:
Cameo and Intaglio: Engraved Gems from the Sommerville Collection (30 Nov 1956 - 31 Mar 1957)
[Book] Wegner, Josef W. & Wegner, Jennifer H. 2015. The Sphinx That Traveled To Philadelphia. 239. : Page/Fig./Plate: 135/6.43
[Book] Vermeule, Cornelius C. 1950. The Sommerville Gem Collection of the University Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. : Page/Fig./Plate: no. 140
[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.
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