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Oval gem with bust of Serapis and griffin of Nemesis

Red carnelian with multiple small dark discolorations. Intaglio. Flat front and back surfaces with inward back bezel. The bust of Serapis faces in profile to left. He wears the kalathos, a basket for measuring grain, atop his head. His full beard and the drapery around his neck are rendered by...

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By date unknown: with Euripides Sepheriades; purchased by MFA from Euripides Sepheriades, October 17, 1963

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman, Imperial Period, 1st–2nd century A.D.


17 x 12.45 mm (11/16 x 1/2 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Gems