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Ring

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Object Number:
29-128-1039
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:
Gold
Technique:
Relief
Iconography:
Isis
Zeus-Serapis
Harpocrates
Description:
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.
Height:
2.2cm
Width:
2.2cm
Credit Line:
Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville
Other Number:
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)
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Bibliography:

[Book] Vermeule, Cornelius C. 1950. The Sommerville Gem Collection of the University Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.
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[Book] Sommerville, Maxwell. 1877. Engraved Gems : Their Place in the History of Art.
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