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Engraved bloodstone gem with Isis

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An image of Engraved gems. Magical amulet. Obverse: Isis kneeling in profile to the left, encircled by stalks of papyrus arranged like rays. She holds the infant Horus upon her knees. Her hair is bound in a bun on the nape of her neck, and on her brow is the lotus diadem. Ground line. reverse: blank. Intaglio cutting, bloodstone, 17 mm x 13 mm, circa 100-circa 300. Roman Imperial.

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Engraved gems. Magical amulet. Obverse: Isis kneeling in profile to the left, encircled by stalks of papyrus arranged like rays. She holds the infant Horus upon her knees. Her hair is bound in a bun on the nape of her neck, and on her brow is the lotus diadem. Ground line. reverse: blank. Intaglio cutting, bloodstone, 17 mm x 13 mm, circa 100-circa 300. Roman Imperial.

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  • Accession Number: CG 494
  • 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: 687 pixels
  • Processed with: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.4 (Windows)
  • Filesize: 331.54kB
  • Exposure time: 1/15
  • ISO Speed: 100
  • Fnumber: 32/1
  • Captured: 2014:04:25 15:51:37

Key words

2nd Century 3rd Century AD amulet antiquity bloodstone deities deity diadem divine engraved gem female Fitz_ANT gemstones goddess gods hair Harpocrates headdress Heru Horus incised infants intaglio intaglio cutting Isiac Isis kneeling lotus lotus flower magical amulet mother mythological mythology papyrus leaves profile Ra rays Roman Roman Imperial sun

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