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65111
Object Number:29-128-570
Current Location: Rome Gallery
Currently On Display
Culture:Gnostic
Provenience: Mediterranean
Period: Late Antique Period
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Hematite
Technique:Intaglio
Iconography:Demeter
Greek Inscription
Height: 1.7 cm
Width: 1.3 cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number:570 - Sommerville Gem Number
304 - Vermeule Number (Sommerville Gems)

Description

Sommerville: Hematite. Intaglio. Obverse, Minerva. Reverse, inscription. Abraxas, Gnostic Gems, Etc, Case HH. Vermeule: Hematite. Intaglio. (Unmounted). A divinity or personification, perhaps Demeter, standing to left, holding ears of corn? and sceptre staff. Inscription obverse OE N EXEGROS. Reverse Phi Delta Omega Rho Omicron Sigma 1956 Exhibition #304. "Gnostic"


Current & Past Exhibitions:

Cameo and Intaglio: Engraved Gems from the Sommerville Collection (30 Nov 1956 - 31 Mar 1957) View Objects in Exhibition
Classical World - Roman World (15 Mar 2003) View Objects in Exhibition

Bibliography:

[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. 304View 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. 704, no. 570, pl. 49View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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