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cameo

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1890,0412.1

  • Description

    Lover's keepsake: a fractured pebble cameo engraved with a right hand holding an ear, a string of beads, and the Greek inscription "Wherever you are, remember me (and) the love (I bear you)".

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 2ndC-3rdC
  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 2.5 centimetres
    • Height: 3.8 centimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Language

        Greek
  • Bibliography

    • Gem 3694 bibliographic details
  • Location

    On display: G70/dc26

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1890

  • Department

    Greek & Roman Antiquities

  • Registration number

    1890,0412.1

Lover's keepsake: a fractured pebble cameo engraved with a right hand holding an ear, a string of beads, and the Greek inscription "Wherever you are, remember me (and) the love (I bear you)".

Photograph by Ruth Allen

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