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Engraved carnelian gem with prancing monkeys

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An image of Engraved gems/ringstone/intaglio. Two prancing monkeys. Border of six little crosses (= stars). Production Place: Iran. Intaglio cutting, carnelian, height 15 mm, width 11.5 mm, circa 300- circa 400 AD. Sassanian.

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Engraved gems/ringstone/intaglio. Two prancing monkeys. Border of six little crosses (= stars). Production Place: Iran. Intaglio cutting, carnelian, height 15 mm, width 11.5 mm, circa 300- circa 400 AD. Sassanian.

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  • Accession Number: CG 911
  • Photograph copyright © The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.
  • Aperture: f/32.0
  • Focal length: 105
  • Camera: NIKON D800
  • Photographer name: Jaymes Sinclair
  • Image height: 1025 pixels
  • Image width: 684 pixels
  • Processed with: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.4 (Windows)
  • Filesize: 230.58kB
  • Exposure time: 1/15
  • ISO Speed: 100
  • Fnumber: 32/1
  • Captured: 2014:04:30 10:50:30

Key words

4th Century AD amulet animals antiquity carnelian chimp cornelian engraved gem Fitz_ANT gem gemstones incised intaglio intaglio cutting Iranian magical amulet monkeys Neo-Persian Empire orange prancing red ring ringstone Sasanian Empire Sasanid Sassanian Empire Sassanid

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rgb(252,251,251), rgb(237,70,12), rgb(250,132,39), rgb(250,107,15), rgb(235,107,81), rgb(211,34,7), rgb(251,188,165), rgb(190,50,29), rgb(252,176,129), rgb(252,204,197), rgb(236,148,148)

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