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Gem

Pendant

Object Number:29-128-577
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Christian
Byzantine
Provenience: Mediterranean
Period: Roman Period
Byzantine
Date Made: 1200-1399
Early Date: 1200
Late Date: 1399
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Jadeite
Gold
Technique:Cameo
Iconography:Christ
Inscription
Height: 2.9 cm
Width: 2.1 cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number:577 - Sommerville Gem Number

Description

Sommerville: Green Jade. Byzantine of the sixth century. Christ, giving a benediction with one hand and holding a manuscript in the other. Byzantine, Case II.

Vermeule: Green jade. (Gold pendant mount). Half-figure bust of Christ facing; giving the benediction and holding sacred text letters. IC IX flanking.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Cameo and Intaglio: Engraved Gems from the Sommerville Collection (30 Nov 1956 - 31 Mar 1957) View Objects in Exhibition
Byzantine Studies Conference Mini-Exhibition (08 Oct 2010 - 10 Oct 2010) View Objects in Exhibition

Bibliography:

[Book] Vermeule, Cornelius C. 1956. The Sommerville Gem Collection of the University Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.. The University Museum. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: no. 320View 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: p. 705, no. 577View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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