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Object Number: 29-128-2146
Current Location: Rome Gallery
Currently On Display
Provenience: Mediterranean
Period: Late Antique Period
Date Made: 2nd century
Early Date: 100
Late Date: 199
Materials:Red Jasper
Iconography:Jupiter Serapis
Height: 1.8cm
Width: 1.2cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number2146 - Sommerville Gem Number
1714 - Sommerville Amulet/Talisman Number
309 - Vermeule Number (Sommerville Gems)


(Modern gilt pendant setting) Bust of Zeus Serapis with kalathos facing left, cornucopia in front of him, a small Victory holding out a wreath behind him, a dolphin beneath him. (Symbol of eternity).

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Roman World (15 Mar 2003)View Objects in Exhibition
Cameo and Intaglio: Engraved Gems from the Sommerville Collection (30 Nov 1956 - 31 Mar 1957)View Objects in Exhibition


[Book] Berges, Dietrich. 2002. Antike Siegel und Glasgemmen der Sammlung Maxwell Sommerville: im University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. 78. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 42, no. 157; taf. 31View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Book] Vermeule, Cornelius C. 1956. The Sommerville Gem Collection of the University Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: no. 309View 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. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 30, fig. 1714View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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