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Object Number:
29-128-2269
Current Location:
Collections storage
Culture:
Early Christian
Provenience:
Mediterranean
Section:
Mediterranean
Materials:
Sardonyx
Gold
Technique:
Intaglio
Iconography:
Fish
Inscription
Description:
(Modern gold ring setting) Inscribed ICTHUS, two fish, one above, other below. The word "fish" and the symbol was a popular E.C. monogram for name and titles of the Savior.
Height:
1.5cm
Width:
1.1cm
Credit Line:
Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville
Other Number:
2269   -   Sommerville Gem Number
302   -   Vermeule Number (Sommerville Gems)

Bibliography:

[Catalogue] Spier, Jeffrey. 2007. Picturing the Bible: the Earliest Christian Art. : Page/Fig./Plate: Pg. 196/ Fig. 26A
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