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Engraved hematite gem with a female figure

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An image of Engraved gems. Magical amulet. Obverse: a standing female figure, dressed in a chiton and a himation which is draped around the lower half of her body and hangs over her left shoulder. The figure supports herself with a long staff or sceptre held in her left hand. She holds what appears to be a palm frond in her extended right hand. She wears a wreath, and her hair seems to be arranged in horizontal furrows across her head. Reverse: inscription in two lines 'NAC' the bevel is equally inscribed. Intaglio cutting, hematite, 21 mm x 18 mm, circa 200- circa 400 AD. Roman Imperial.

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Engraved gems. Magical amulet. Obverse: a standing female figure, dressed in a chiton and a himation which is draped around the lower half of her body and hangs over her left shoulder. The figure supports herself with a long staff or sceptre held in her left hand. She holds what appears to be a palm frond in her extended right hand. She wears a wreath, and her hair seems to be arranged in horizontal furrows across her head. Reverse: inscription in two lines 'NAC' the bevel is equally inscribed. Intaglio cutting, hematite, 21 mm x 18 mm, circa 200- circa 400 AD. Roman Imperial.

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  • Accession Number: CG 491
  • Photograph copyright © The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.
  • Aperture: f/32.0
  • Focal length: 105
  • Camera: NIKON D800
  • Photographer name: Jaymes Sinclair
  • Image height: 683 pixels
  • Image width: 1024 pixels
  • Processed with: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.4 (Windows)
  • Filesize: 109.51kB
  • Exposure time: 1/15
  • ISO Speed: 100
  • Fnumber: 32/1
  • Captured: 2014:04:24 17:34:54

Key words

3rd Century 4th Century AD amulet antiquity chiton draped drapery dress engraved gem fashion female figure Fitz_ANT fronds gemstones grey hair headband hematite himation incised intaglio intaglio cutting magical amulet palm leaves palms Roman Roman Imperial sceptre staffs woman wreath

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