University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:29-128-1431
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Gnostic
Provenience: Mediterranean
Period: Late Antique Period
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Onyx
Chalcedony
Technique:Cameo
Iconography:Serapis
Inscription
Height: 1.9 cm
Width: 2.7 cm
Thickness: 0.1 cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number:565 - Sommerville Gem Number
1431 - Sommerville Gem Number
29-128-565 - Old Museum Number

Description

Sommerville: Chalcedony-Onyx. Cameo. Vermeule: Chalcedony, Onyx. Cameo. (Unmounted) Bust of Serapis to right. For inscription see Sommerville... Late antique or "Gnostic"


Current & Past Exhibitions:

Magic in the Ancient World (16 Apr 2016 - 30 Apr 2017) View Objects in Exhibition

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. 766, no. 1431, pl. 48View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Book] Sommerville, Maxwell. 1901. Engraved Gems.. Philadelphia. D. Biddle. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 63View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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