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Gem

Ring

Object Number:29-128-2133
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Roman
Gnostic
Provenience: Mediterranean
Period: Late Antique Period
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Black Jasper (uncertain)
Hematite (uncertain)
Silver
Technique:Intaglio
Iconography:Zeus
Harpocrates
Inscription
Serapis
Height: 1.9 cm
Width: 1.7 cm
Thickness: 0.2 cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number:2133 - Sommerville Gem Number

Description

Vermeule: Black Jasper (Hematite?). Intaglio. (Modern silvered ring setting) Bust of Zeus to left flanked by star and crescent, Harpocrates beneath flying to left emptying rhyton. Reverse: (in mixed Graeco-Latin letters).

Current & Past Exhibitions:

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

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