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Gem

Ring

Object Number:29-128-2141
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Mediterranean
Period: Late Antique Period
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Chalcedony
Gold
Technique:Intaglio
Iconography:Harpocrates
Inscription
Height: 3.2 cm
Width: 2.7 cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number:2141 - Sommerville Gem Number

Description

Vermeule: Chalcedony. Intaglio. (Modern gilt ring setting) Harpocrates seated to right, flanked by crescent and a star. He is seated on top of a tree which extends from back of lion springing to right. Inscription scratched on obverse and reverse.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

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.. The University Museum. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: no. 307View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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