University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:29-128-2145
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Roman
Gnostic
Provenience: Mediterranean
Period: Late Antique Period
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Green Jasper
Silver
Technique:Intaglio
Iconography:Snake
Inscription
Height: 1.9 cm
Width: 1.2 cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number:2145 - Sommerville Gem Number
318 - Vermeule Number (Sommerville Gems)
9 - Other Number

Description

Vermeule: Green Jasper. Intaglio. (Modern silvered ring setting) A snake with radiate crown perched on a cista or basket. Inscription. Reverse: Common symbol - a vertical stroke crossed by 3 reversed curves. (Reverse described this obverse not exact but similar.) A medical amulet.


Current & Past Exhibitions:

Cameo and Intaglio: Engraved Gems from the Sommerville Collection (30 Nov 1956 - 31 Mar 1957) 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. 318View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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