University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:29-128-2138
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Roman
Gnostic
Provenience: Mediterranean
Period: Late Antique Period
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Chalcedony
Gold
Technique:Intaglio
Iconography:Cock-Head God
Inscription
Height: 1.9 cm
Width: 1.6 cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number:2138 - Sommerville Gem Number
1710 - Sommerville Amulet/Talisman Number
313 - Vermeule Number (Sommerville Gems)

Description

Vermeule: Chalcedony. Intaglio. (Translucent) (Gold pendant setting: 2 loops, one at top and one at bottom). Figure of the Cock-headed god facing, holding dagger in right hand, shield on left.


Current & Past Exhibitions:

Magic in the Ancient World (16 Apr 2016 - 30 Apr 2017) View Objects in Exhibition
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. 313View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Book] Sommerville, Maxwell. 1889. Manual Descriptive of a Collection of Talismans Engraved on Stones and Metals of Various Countries and Epochs, Illustrative of What Man has Worn for his Protection from Accident and Disease; Also, Ancient Gems, Babylonian Cylinders, Persian Seals, etc.. Philadelphia. Department of Archaeology and Paleontology. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 29, fig. 1710View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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