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Object Number: 29-128-1630
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Roman
Provenience: Mediterranean
Period: Graeco-Roman Period
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Jasper
Metal
Technique:Intaglio
Iconography:Hermes
Caduceus
Inscription
Height: 1.2cm
Width: 1.6cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number1630 - Sommerville Gem Number

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"


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: p. 39, no. 128; taf. 27View Objects cited in this Publication

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