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Gem

Pendant

Object Number:29-128-2140
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Gnostic
Provenience: Mediterranean
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Chalcedony
Gold
Technique:Intaglio
Iconography:Man
Snake
Inscription
Height: 2.5 cm
Width: 2.1 cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number:2140 - Sommerville Gem Number

Description

Vermeule: Bluish Chalcedony. Intaglio. (Ancient gold pendant setting, with two entwined gold snakes). Figure of a man divided schematically with inscriptions on various parts of body. Reverse: Inscriptions and magic symbols, one of the former is a snake-like cartouche.

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.. The University Museum. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: no. 312View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[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. University of Pennsylvania, Department of Archaeology and Paleontology. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 29, fig. 1712View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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