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Jasper intaglio: Lion-headed god

ca. 2nd–3rd century A.D.
Jasper, red and green
Other: 3/4 x 9/16 x 1/16 in. (1.9 x 1.4 x 0.2 cm)
Credit Line:
Gift of John Taylor Johnston, 1881
Accession Number:
Not on view
Inscription: On rev., in Greek: sabao phren Iao, in three lines
Bonner, Campbell. 1949. "An Amulet of the Ophite Gnostics." Commemorative studies in honor of Theodore Leslie Shear, Hesperia Supplement: p. 45 n. 10.

Bonner, Campbell. 1950. Studies in Magical Amulets, Chiefly Graeco-Egyptian, University of Michigan Studies, Humanistic Series, Vol. 49. no. 231, p. 292, pl. 11, Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press.

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