The J. Paul Getty Museum

Cameo Gem with Medusa

Object Details

Title:

Cameo Gem with Medusa

Artist/Maker:

Unknown

Culture:

Roman

Date:

A.D. 150–225

Medium:

Sardonyx, dark gray and white

Object Number:

83.AN.256.8

Dimensions:

2.9 × 2.4 × 1.3 cm (1 1/8 × 15/16 × 1/2 in.)

Credit Line:

Bequest of Eli Djeddah

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Object Description

Oval cameo gem engraved with the image of the head of Medusa. This Gorgoneion is shown in a three-quarter view, facing to the right. The back is unfinished.

Provenance
Provenance
-1981

Eli Djeddah, American, 1912 - 1981 (San Diego, California)

1981-1983

Estate of Eli Djeddah, American, 1912 - 1981, by bequest to the J. Paul Getty Museum, 1983.

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