University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:29-128-564
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Roman
Gnostic
Provenience: Mediterranean
Period: Late Antique Period
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Jasper
Green Jasper
Technique:Intaglio
Iconography:Apollo Helios
Snake
Inscription
Height: 2.5 cm
Width: 1.5 cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number:564 - Sommerville Gem Number
305 - Vermeule Number (Sommerville Gems)

Description

(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


Current & Past Exhibitions:

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

Bibliography:

[Book] Vermeule, Cornelius C.. 1956. The Sommerville Gem Collection of the University Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. 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. pg. 783 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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