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Object Number: 29-128-1622
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Graeco-Roman
Provenience: Mediterranean
Date Made: 50 BC-AD 400
Early Date: -50
Late Date: 400
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Stone
Technique:Cameo
Iconography:Eros
Garland
Height: 1.9cm
Width: 2.6cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number1622 - Sommerville Gem Number

Description

Amulet, pierced for suspension. Cameo. (Unmounted) Bust of Eros facing slightly to right. He wears an elaborate wreath of garlands and fruits about the neck. Graeco-Roman, undoubtedly made in Egypt in a fashion with traditions to much the older Egyptian times.


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