University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: 29-128-1039
Current Location: Out on loan
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: 2.2cm
Width: 2.2cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number1039 - Sommerville Gem Number
140 - Vermeule Number (Sommerville Gems)

Description

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.


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, Josef W. & Wegner, Jennifer H. 2015. The Sphinx That Traveled To Philadelphia. 239. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 135, 6.43View Objects cited in this Publication
[Book] Vermeule, Cornelius C. 1950. The Sommerville Gem Collection of the University Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. : Page/Fig./Plate: no. 140View Objects cited in this Publication
[Book] Sommerville, Maxwell. 1889. Catalogue Raisonne of the Sommerville Collection of Engraved Gems: A Descriptive List of Cameos, Intaglios, Seals, Rings, Amulets, Talismans, etc. Forming a Compend of Greek and Roman Mythology and Classical History. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 736, no. 1039View Objects cited in this Publication

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