University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:29-128-2139
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Gnostic
Provenience: Mediterranean
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Sard
Technique:Intaglio
Iconography:Serpent
Inscription
Height: 1.1 cm
Width: 1.5 cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number:2139 - Sommerville Gem Number
1711 - Sommerville Amulet/Talisman Number

Description

Vermeule: Burnt Sard. Intaglio. (Unmounted) Partially coiled serpent to left. Rev: Gnostic inscription and design in three lines. Gnostic.


Bibliography:

[Book] Sommerville, Maxwell. 1889. Manual Descriptive of a Collection of Talismans Engraved on Stones and Metals of Various Countries and Epochs, Illustrative of What Man has Worn for his Protection from Accident and Disease; Also, Ancient Gems, Babylonian Cylinders, Persian Seals, etc.. Philadelphia. Department of Archaeology and Paleontology. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 29, fig. 1711View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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