University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:29-128-1432
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Roman
Gnostic
Provenience: Mediterranean
Period: Late Antique Period
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Sard
Turquoise
Metal
Technique:Intaglio
Iconography:Phoenix
Inscription
Chnoubis
Height: 2.4 cm
Width: 1.7 cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number:1432 - Sommerville Gem Number
317 - Vermeule Number (Sommerville Gems)

Description

Sommerville: Sardonyx. Talisman, set with turquoise and carnelian, with inscription on both sides. Abraxas, Case AAAAA.

Vermeule: Pale sard. Intaglio, (In base metal? pendant setting with 4 sard (small uninscribed) joined by three turquoise between each.) Phoenix on globe facing left, a star in the field. An inscription all about in meaningless? demotic type letters. Reverse: A similar inscription in two lines. Amulet.


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. 317View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Book] Sommerville, Maxwell. 1889. Engraved Gems: Their History and an Elaborate View of Their Place In Art.. Maxwell Sommerville. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: pp. 766-767, no. 1432, pl. 49View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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