From: Mediterranean

Curatorial Section: Mediterranean

View All (7) Object Images

Object Number 29-128-2136
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Gnostic | Roman
Provenience Mediterranean
Period Late Antique Period
Date Made 50 BCE-400 CE
Section Mediterranean
Materials Red Jasper | Gold
Technique Intaglio
Iconography Jupiter Serapis | Cerberus | Aeternitas | Symbols

This Gnostic gem depicts the Graceo-Egyptian god Serapis enthroned and attended by Demeter. Reverse: Pseudo-Egyptian hieroglyphs, magic symbols and abbreviations.

Height 2.5 cm
Width 2.1 cm
Credit Line Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number 2136 - Sommerville Gem Number | 1709 - Sommerville Amulet/Talisman Number

Report problems and issues to