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Magic Gem

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

MEDIUM Red jasper
  • Reportedly From: Saqqara, Egypt
  • DATES 100-300 C.E.
    PERIOD Roman Period
    DIMENSIONS 11/16 x Diam. at thickest part 1/16 x 7/8 in. (1.7 x 0.2 x 2.2 cm)  (show scale)
    CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Red jasper amulet, veined with black, of oval shape. Greek inscription. Reverse: Intaglio figure of the lion-headed god, crowned with solar-disk and uraeus, facing right.
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    CAPTION Magic Gem, 100-300 C.E. Red jasper, 11/16 x Diam. at thickest part 1/16 x 7/8 in. (1.7 x 0.2 x 2.2 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.1755E. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.37.1755E_view01.jpg)
    IMAGE back, CUR.37.1755E_view01.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2009
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    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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