University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: 29-128-2269
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Early Christian
Provenience: Mediterranean
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Sardonyx
Gold
Technique:Intaglio
Iconography:Fish
Inscription
Height: 1.5cm
Width: 1.1cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number2269 - Sommerville Gem Number
302 - Vermeule Number (Sommerville Gems)

Description

(Modern gold ring setting) Inscribed ICTHUS, two fish, one above, other below. The word "fish" and the symbol was a popular E.C. monogram for name and titles of the Savior.


Current & Past Exhibitions:

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

Bibliography:

[Catalogue, Exhibition] Spier, Jeffrey. 2007. Picturing the Bible: the Earliest Christian Art. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 196, fig. 26AView Objects cited in this Publication
[Book] Vermeule, Cornelius C. 1950. The Sommerville Gem Collection of the University Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. : Page/Fig./Plate: no. 302View Objects cited in this Publication

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