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Persian Period Glass Intaglio Gem Seal - GF.0307
Origin: Jerusalem
Circa: 600 BC to 400 BC
Dimensions: .875" (2.2cm) high x .625" (1.6cm) wide
Collection: Jewelry
Medium: Glass

Location: United States
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In antiquity, the value of glass was often equated with that of precious gems. Since its invention about 1600 BC, glass was a favorite material for jewelry, combining brilliant color with malleable form. This scaraboid gem has been engraved for use in a ring, in the same manner as stone intaglios. It depicts a stag being pursued by a hunter. Such hunting scenes have a long tradition in the ancient world, and were often associated with the nobility. We can imagine this gem on the hand of its original owner, a means of defining his status in the world. As we hold it in our hands today, we connect directly with the vanished world from which it comes. - (GF.0307)


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