University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:29-128-2090
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:North Syrian
Provenience: Mediterranean
Manufacture Location: North Syria
Period: Hellenistic Period
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Amethyst
Silver
Technique:Intaglio
Iconography:Priest
Staff
Bird
Altar
Height: 1.1 cm
Width: 1.4 cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number:2090 - Sommerville Gem Number

Description

Vermeule: Amethyst: scarab. Intaglio. (Modern silver swiveled ring setting) A priest in Syrian or East Greek costume standing to left, holding a staff-like object in his raised right hand. A bird on an altar appears at the left and two indeterminate objects are seen in the field. North Syrian of the Hellenistic Period?


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