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Object Number 29-128-519
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Byzantine
Provenience Mediterranean
Period Byzantine
Section Mediterranean
Materials Green Jasper
Technique Intaglio
Iconography Christian?

Sommerville: Green Jasper. Sassanian. Two figures imploring a blessing from the goddess of agriculture. Persian and Sassanian Intaglios and Talismans, Case EE.

Vermeule: Green Jasper. Intaglio. (Unmounted) Two figures standing to right, seeking a blessing from an agricultural type Goddess seated to left. Since the style of the gem appears to be Byzantine the subject may have a Christian interpretation.

Credit Line Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number 519 - Sommerville Gem Number

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