Swivel Ring



From: Mediterranean

Curatorial Section: Mediterranean

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Object Number 29-128-2137
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Gnostic | Egyptian
Provenience Mediterranean
Date Made 100-400 CE
Section Mediterranean
Materials Jade | Gold
Technique Intaglio
Iconography Serpent | Inscription | Chnoubis

This ringstone bears the name of the Egyptian Gnostic solar god Chnoubis, a lion-headed serpent. Rev: 3 lines, inscription above and below. XNOY/MIC. "Gnostic" (Modern Gilt Swiveled Ring Setting)

Height 0.8 cm
Width 1.3 cm
Credit Line Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number 2137 - Sommerville Gem Number

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