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Object Number:29-128-564
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Mediterranean
Period: Late Antique Period
Green Jasper
Iconography:Apollo Helios
Height: 2.5 cm
Width: 1.5 cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number:564 - Sommerville Gem Number


Sommerville: Green Jasper. A talisman. Abraxas, Gnostic Gems, Etc, Case HH.

Vermeule: Green Jasper. Intaglio. (Unmounted) Helios standing to right, his left hand raised, a whip in right hand. Inscription [in Greek] on obverse and in snake-headed cable border on reverse. Amulet. Gnostic.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Cameo and Intaglio: Engraved Gems from the Sommerville Collection (30 Nov 1956 - 31 Mar 1957) View Objects in Exhibition
Magic in the Ancient World (16 Apr 2016 - 30 Apr 2017) View Objects in Exhibition


[Book] Vermeule, Cornelius C. 1956. The Sommerville Gem Collection of the University Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.. The University Museum. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: no. 305View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Book] Sommerville, Maxwell. 1889. Engraved Gems: Their History and an Elaborate View of Their Place In Art.. Maxwell Sommerville. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 704, no. 564, pl. 50View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Book] Sommerville, Maxwell. 1901. Engraved Gems.. Philadelphia. D. Biddle. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 60View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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