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Swivel Ring

Object Number:29-128-1729
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Sassanian
Provenience: Mediterranean
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Chalcedony
Metal
Technique:Intaglio
Iconography:Bird
Height: 1.9 cm
Width: 1.3 cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number:1729 - Sommerville Gem Number

Description

Vermeule: Chalcedony. Intaglio. (Modern swiveled ring setting) Stamp seal: Bird of indeterminable variety walking to right. Design seems to be a debased version of the raven of Apollo from classical gems. Sassanian.

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