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Ring

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Object Number:
29-128-1630
Current Location:
Collections storage
Culture:
Gnostic
Provenience:
Mediterranean
Period:
Graeco-Roman Period
Section:
Mediterranean
Materials:
Jasper
Metal
Technique:
Intaglio
Iconography:
Hermes
Caduceus
Inscription
Description:
Hematite. Intaglio. (Modern Silver Ring Setting) Obv: Hermes standing to right with purse and caduceus, purse surmounted by cross-like object. Rev: Egyptian figure standing to right with long staff and pail. Inscription. "Gnostic" "Very good Graeco-Roman style"
Height:
1.2cm
Width:
1.6cm
Credit Line:
Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville
Other Number:
1630   -   Sommerville Gem Number

Bibliography:

[Book] Berges, Dietrich. 2002. Antike Siegel und Glasgemmen der Sammlung Maxwell Sommerville: im University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. 78. : Page/Fig./Plate: 39
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