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Onyx intaglio: Incantation in Greek letters

Period:
Imperial
Date:
ca. 2nd–3rd century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Onyx
Dimensions:
H.: 1 1/8 in. (2.8 cm)
Classification:
Gems
Credit Line:
Bequest of Mary Anna Palmer Draper, 1915
Accession Number:
15.43.317
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 169
Amulet with inscriptions on both sides.
Bonner, Campbell. 1950. Studies in Magical Amulets, Chiefly Graeco-Egyptian, University of Michigan Studies, Humanistic Series, Vol. 49. no. 284, pp. 300-1, pl. 13, Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press.

Bodel, John P. and Stephen Tracy. 1997. Greek and Latin Inscriptions in the USA: A Checklist. p. 195, Rome: The American Academy in Rome.

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