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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1977.216.3195
Title
Engraved Gem with Ram's Head, Goat's Head, Bull's Head
Classification
Gems
Work Type
gem
Date
1st-3rd century CE
Places
Creation Place: Ancient & Byzantine World
Period
Roman Imperial period
Culture
Roman
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/289927
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Stone
Technique
Intaglio
Dimensions
Diam. 1.2 cm (7/16 in.)
Provenance
Henry W. Haynes (1873-1878), bequest; to the Department of the Classics, 1912, transfer; to the Fogg Art Museum, 1977.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Transfer from the Department of the Classics, Harvard University, Bequest of Henry W. Haynes, 1912
Accession Year
1977
Object Number
1977.216.3195
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Round intaglio gem; flat faces with edges sloping outward to the top. On the front face, three animal heads in partial profile: on the left a goat with large, curved horns; on the right, a bull in 3/4 view with shorter horns, and two eyes depicted. Below, a ram's head in full profile.

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