Round gem with Roma(?)

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


Findspot: Egypt, Tell Dafana

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

87.694

Medium or Technique

Carnelian

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Gems

Intaglio. Flat on both sides; smoothed edges. Seated female figure wearing crested helmet, long, pleated garment that comes to a Y-shape in the front, and a mantle wrapped around her waist. Her left arm is extended straight out in front, holding an unidentified object; she leans her right elbow back against a chair and she looks back over her shoulder. Behind her is a transverse spear. At the right, a shield. Motif situated on a ground line.

Provenance

Tell Dafana (Daphnae).
Gift of the Egypt Exploration Fund, 1887

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription