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Swivel Ring

Gem

Object Number:29-128-2137
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Gnostic
Egyptian
Provenience: Mediterranean
Date Made: 100-400 CE
Early Date: 100
Late Date: 400
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Jade
Gold
Technique:Intaglio
Iconography:Serpent
Inscription
Chnoubis
Height: 0.8 cm
Width: 1.3 cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number:2137 - Sommerville Gem Number

Description

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)

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: p. 25View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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