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Ring

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Object Number:
29-128-2034
Current Location:
Collections storage
Culture:
Graeco-Roman
Provenience:
Mediterranean
Manufacture Location:
Eastern Mediterranean
Period:
Graeco-Roman Period
Section:
Mediterranean
Materials:
Amethyst
Silver
Technique:
Intaglio
Iconography:
King?
Priest?
Scepter
Tree
Description:
(Modern silver ring setting) A figure resembling a Mesopotamian king or priest stands to right, holding a sceptre in his lowered right hand and grasping a flowering tree with the left. Graeco-Roman, undoubtedly Eastern Mediterranean work suggested by Achaenenian and older models.
Height:
0.9cm
Width:
1.3cm
Credit Line:
Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville
Other Number:
2034   -   Sommerville Gem Number

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