Hermes standing left, with winged feet, holding a purse in his right hand and a caduceus and cloak in his left hand; groundline. Traces of iron adhere to the back, sides, and in the drill hole; the stone is pierced lengthwise, which is unusual.


  • Title: Engraved Gem (Main Image)
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: 1st century A.D.
  • Physical Dimensions: 1.7 × 1.2 × 0.5 cm (11/16 × 1/2 × 3/16 in.)
  • Type: Gem
  • External Link: Find out more about this object on the Museum website.
  • Medium: Banded agate, brown and white
  • Terms of Use: Open Content
  • Number: 81.AN.39.8
  • Culture: Roman
  • Credit Line: The J. Paul Getty Museum, Villa Collection, Malibu, California, Gift of William L. Eagleton, Jr.
  • Creator Display Name: Unknown
  • Classification: Jewelry

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