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Ironstone intaglio: Snake-headed Genius

Period:
Imperial
Date:
2nd century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Basalt, ironstone (limonite)
Dimensions:
Other: 3/4 x 9/16 x 1/8 in. (1.9 x 1.4 x 0.4 cm)
Classification:
Gems
Credit Line:
Gift of Miss Helen Miller Gould, 1910
Accession Number:
10.130.1387
Not on view
Snake-headed genius; on reverse. the name of Archangel Michael.
Bonner, Campbell. 1950. Studies in Magical Amulets, Chiefly Graeco-Egyptian, University of Michigan Studies, Humanistic Series, Vol. 49. no. 262, p. 296, pl. 12, Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press.

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