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Hematite intaglio: Lion-headed god

Period:
Imperial
Date:
ca. 2nd–3rd century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Hematite
Dimensions:
H.: 1 5/16 in. (3.3 cm)
Classification:
Gems
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.4299
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 169
Digestive amulet: on obverse, lion-headed god standing to left and above, a scarab. At the sides, a bird, scorpion, crab and snake; below, a crocodile.
Inscription: On rev., indistinct inscription in six lines: ].t.achetadech.pepte, in Greek
Bonner, Campbell. 1950. Studies in Magical Amulets, Chiefly Graeco-Egyptian, University of Michigan Studies, Humanistic Series, Vol. 49. no. 102, pp. 269-70, pl. 5, Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press.

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