Location: On Display in the Rome Gallery

From: Mediterranean

Curatorial Section: Mediterranean

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Object Number 29-128-566
Current Location Rome Gallery - On Display
Culture Roman | Gnostic
Provenience Mediterranean
Period Late Antique Period
Section Mediterranean
Materials Serpentine
Technique Intaglio
Iconography Cock-Head God | Inscription

Sommerville: Serpentine. Intaglio. Abraxas, with inscription. Abraxas, Gnostic Gems, Etc, Case HH.

Vermeule: Oval shaped serpentine intaglio. (Unmounted). A terminal figure flanked by a palm tree and a representation of the cock-headed god, his body terminating in a fish tail. Sun and moon above, stars in the field, a landscape and "meaningless" (magical) greek letters below. 1956 Exhibition #315.

Height 0.71 cm
Width 0.54 cm
Credit Line Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number 566 - Sommerville Gem Number

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