London, South Kensington
13 May 2003
A ROMAN CORNELIAN INTAGLIO WITH JUPITER HELIOPOLITANUS
CIRCA 1ST-2ND CENTURY A.D.
With the cult statue of Jupiter Heliopolitanus (the Baal of Baalbek) frontally facing, wearing kalathos and holding a whip in one hand and corn ears in the other, bull to each side with moon and star above, in later ring setting
1.4 x 1.1 cm.; 1.8 cm. across inner hoop
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Cf. Henig and Whiting, Gems from Gadera, p. 9, nos. 23 and 24 for similar depictions of Jupiter Heliopolitanus.
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