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Round gem with head of Hermes

Intaglio. Flat on both sides with inward back bezel. Head of Hermes, facing left. Hair along brow and hairline indicated by short, diagonal and parallel hatch marks, and separated from hair on the crown by a fillet. Short hair on crown is indicated by vertical hatches. Caduceus visible on his...

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Provenance

Tell Dafana (Daphnae). 1886: excavated by William Matthew Flinders Petrie for the Egypt Exploration Fund, assigned to the EEF by the Egyptian government; presented to the MFA at EEF fifth annual general meeting; sent over June 1, 1887.

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription

Roman, Imperial Period, 1st century A.D.

Findspot

Egypt

Accession Number

87.698

Medium or Technique

Carnelian

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Gems