Graeco-Roman Carnelian Intaglio


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Basic Information

Artifact Identification Graeco-Roman Carnelian Intaglio   (1915.03.0239A)
  1. Communication Artifacts
  2. :
  3. Personal Symbols
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  5. Personal Identification
Artist/Maker None
Geographic Location
Period/Date 1st – 4th century CE
Culture Graeco-Roman

Physical Analysis

Dimension 1 (Length) 1.6 cm
Dimension 2 (Width) 1.2 cm
Dimension 3 (Depth) 0.4 cm
Weight 1 g
Measuring Remarks None
Materials Stone--Chalcedony
Manufacturing Processes Intaglio
Munsell Color Information Strong Brown (2.5YR 3/6) -ns

Research Remarks

Published Description

Rogers: A small red stone, showing a seated male figure. He is partly turned to one side, much of his weight seems to be resting on a long staff held in his left hand. His rght hand is extended and a small figure, perhaps a cupid, is standing on his palm. Porada: Jupiter enthroned, holding a victory on his hand. Note, the helmet is apparently taken from Athena. Possibly a forgery.

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 Unpublished ms., ca. 1950.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 George N. Olcott Collection
Reproduction no
Reproduction Information N/A

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