University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:29-128-1433
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Gnostic
Provenience: Mediterranean
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Sard
Technique:Intaglio
Iconography:Serpent
Inscription
Chnoubis
Height: 2.1 cm
Width: 1.6 cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number:1433 - Sommerville Gem Number

Description

Sommerville: Pale Sard. Intaglio. Inscription on both sides. Abraxas, Case AAAAA. Vermeule: Pale Sard. Intaglio. (Unmounted) Inscription on both sides. Obv: A serpent with tail in mouth. For inscription and interpretations see Sommerville... "Gnostic"


Current & Past Exhibitions:

Magic in the Ancient World (16 Apr 2016 - 30 Apr 2017) View Objects in Exhibition

Bibliography:

[Catalogue, Exhibition] Freeman, Michael, and Frame, Grant, and Ousterhout, Robert G. 2016. Magic in the Ancient World.. Philadelphia. pg. 32 Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: Inside coverView 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. 767, no. 1433View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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