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Gem

Pendant

Object Number:
29-128-2146
Current Location:
Rome Gallery
Culture:
Roman
Gnostic
Provenience:
Mediterranean
Period:
Late Antique Period
Date Made:
2nd century
Early Date:
100
Late Date:
199
Section:
Mediterranean
Materials:
Red Jasper
Technique:
Intaglio
Iconography:
Jupiter Serapis
Kalathos
Cornucopia
Victory
Dolphin
Inscription
Description:
(Modern gilt pendant setting) Bust of Zeus Serapis with kalathos facing left, cornucopia in front of him, a small Victory holding out a wreath behind him, a dolphin beneath him. (Symbol of eternity).
Height:
1.8cm
Width:
1.2cm
Credit Line:
Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville
Other Number:
2146   -   Sommerville Gem Number
1714   -   Sommerville Amulet/Talisman Number
309   -   Vermeule Number (Sommerville Gems)

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Roman World (15 Mar 2003)
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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: 42
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[Book] Vermeule, Cornelius C. 1950. The Sommerville Gem Collection of the University Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.
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[Book] Sommerville, Maxwell. 1889. Manual Descriptive of a Collection of Talismans Engraved on Stones and Metals of Various Countries and Epochs, Illustrative of What Man has Worn for his Protection from Accident and Disease; Also, Ancient Gems, Babylonian Cylinders, Persian Seals, etc. : Page/Fig./Plate: Pg. 30, Fig. 1714
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