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Jasper intaglio: The Three Graces

Period:
Imperial
Date:
ca. 2nd–3rd century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Hematite, black jasper
Dimensions:
Other: 1 1/4 in. (3.1 cm)
Classification:
Gems
Credit Line:
Gift of John Taylor Johnston, 1881
Accession Number:
81.6.308
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 169
Amulet: on the obverse, Three Graces. On the reverse, seated Hippocrates.
Inscription: On obv., round margin: zeses Dabati, in Greek; on rev., round margin: ablanathan /al [ba], making a palindrome in Greek letters; on bevelled edge: su nikas pantes, in Greek.
Metropolitan Museum of Art. 1894. Handbook No. 9: Collections of Engraved Gems. no. 56, p. 40, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Bonner, Campbell. 1950. Studies in Magical Amulets, Chiefly Graeco-Egyptian, University of Michigan Studies, Humanistic Series, Vol. 49. no. 61, p. 263, pl. 3, Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press.

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