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Basic Information

Artifact Identification Intaglio   (1900.53.0030A)
  1. Communication Artifacts
  2. :
  3. Personal Symbols
  4. :
  5. Personal Identification
Artist/Maker None
Geographic Location
Period/Date 1st – 4th century CE
Culture Graeco-Roman
Location On Exhibitin the Ancient Mediterranean exhibit

Physical Analysis

Dimension 1 (Length) 1.80 cm
Dimension 2 (Width) 1.15 cm
Dimension 3 (Depth) 0.30 cm
Weight 0.85 g
Measuring Remarks None
Materials Stone--Chalcedony, Stone--Quartz--Agate
Manufacturing Processes Intaglio
Munsell Color Information Strong Reddish Brown (10R 3/8) -ns

Research Remarks

Published Description

Rogers: A small red intaglios beautifully engraved with the head of a Greek woman. Every detail is brought out, eyes, nose and mouth, and delicately engraved. A band of flowers confines her long flowing hair. Porada: A profile portrait of a young woman.

Description N/A
Comparanda N/A

Porada, Edith. "Concordance of Seals in the Oriental Museum, UIUC." Unpublished ms., ca. 1950. Rogers, Frances. Babylonian Seal Cylinders as a Historical Source, UIUC Master's Thesis, 1929.

Artifact History

Archaeological Data N/A
Credit Line/Dedication N/A
Reproduction no
Reproduction Information Possibly a fake?

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