University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:29-128-1039
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Graeco-Roman
Provenience: Mediterranean
Period: Graeco-Roman Period
Date Made: 50 BC-AD 400
Early Date: -50
Late Date: 400
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Gold
Technique:Relief
Iconography:Isis
Zeus-Serapis
Harpocrates
Height: 2.2 cm
Width: 2.2 cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number:1039 - Sommerville Gem Number
140 - Vermeule Number (Sommerville Gems)

Description

Sommerville: Cameo in gold. Jupiter Serapis, Isis, and Horus. Gold and Silver Rings - Cameos, Case NNN. Vermeule: Gold ring (ancient) with raised design. Facing busts of Isiac Triad; on left, appears goddess Isis; on right Zeus Serapis, in center the child Horus or Harpocrates, cable border. The divinities are represented in their Graeco-Roman cult forms, reflecting statues in Alexandria, Rome and elsewhere. Graeco-Roman.


Current & Past Exhibitions:

Cameo and Intaglio: Engraved Gems from the Sommerville Collection (30 Nov 1956 - 31 Mar 1957) View Objects in Exhibition

Bibliography:

[Book] Wegner, Jennifer H., and Wegner, Josef W. 2015. The Sphinx That Traveled To Philadelphia.. Philadelphia. University of Pennsylvania Press. pg. 239 Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 135, 6.43View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[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. 140View 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. 736, no. 1039View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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