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Gnostic amulet

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On one face a demon surrounded by stars and crescent. On other side a demon holding in each hand a staff surmounted by a cock, and with a serpent twisted around it. In the field a number of birds and animals. Surface not occupied with these figures covered with inscriptions. S.L. 17.


By 1897: Count Michael Tyszkiewicz Collection; 1898: auction of the M. Tyszkiewicz Collection, Hotel des Commissaires-Priseurs, 9 rue Drouot, Paris, June 8-10, lot 251; 1898: with E. P. Warren; purchased by MFA from E. P. Warren, 1898. (Accession date: Jan-01-1898)

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Near Eastern, Iranian, Persian, Sasanian, A.D. 226–651


Legacy dimension: 0.032 D.

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets