Gem with double herm of Isis and Serapis

Modern
Modern
19th century


Dimensions

Length x width: 14 x 9 mm (9/16 x 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

52.528

Medium or Technique

Garnet

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Gems

Almandine garnet. Oblong intaglio with highly convex front and flat back. Double herm with draped busts of Isis and Serapis. At left, butterfly above thunderbolt (?).

Provenance

By date unknown: Mrs. Charles B. Perkins Collection; gift of Mrs. Charles B. Perkins to MFA, May 15, 1952

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Charles B. Perkins