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Gem

Object Number:29-128-582
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Christian
Provenience: Mediterranean
Period: Early Christian
Post Classical
Date Made: 1800-1880
Early Date: 1800
Late Date: 1880
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Nephrite
Technique:Intaglio
Iconography:Palm
Anchor
Fish
Inscription
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number:582 - Sommerville Gem Number

Description

Sommerville: Nephrite. A Christian Talisman of the third century A.D. Byzantine, Case II.

Vermeule: Nephrite. Intaglio. (Unmounted). Pierced for suspension at top. A christian talisman engraved intaglio on both sides. OBV: Anchor flanked by two fish., inscribed reversed in Greek letters. JESUS CHRISTOS. REV: Crossed palms. Early Christian?

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: p. 706, no. 582View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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