University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:29-128-1434
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Gnostic
Provenience: Mediterranean
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Basalt
Technique:Intaglio
Iconography:Ibis
Altar
Inscription
Height: 1.8 cm
Width: 2.7 cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number:1434 - Sommerville Gem Number

Description

Sommerville: Black Basalt? Abraxas Amulet, inscription on both sides. Abraxas, Case AAAAA. Vermeule: Black Basalt? Intaglio. (Unmounted) Heart-shaped Amulet. Inscription on both sides. Obv: Ibis with an altar, the latter surmounted by sacrificial implements. Rev: See Sommerville. Symbol of Cherubic below reverse inscription. "Gnostic"


Bibliography:

[Book] Sommerville, Maxwell. 1889. Engraved Gems: Their History and an Elaborate View of Their Place In Art.. Maxwell Sommerville. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: pp. 767-768, no. 1434, pl. 49View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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