Oval gem with a Greek five-line inscription within a circular border carved on one side, and a six-line inscription carved on the other side. Each inscription is from a Greek magical text, and mentions Orpheus.

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  • Title: Gem
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date: 4th century
  • Location Created: Roman Empire
  • Physical Dimensions: 1.6 x 1.2 cm (5/8 x 7/16 in.)
  • External Link: Find out more about this object on the Museum website.
  • Medium: Carnelian
  • Source Credit Line: The J. Paul Getty Museum, Villa Collection, Malibu, California
  • Object Type: Gem
  • Object Status: Permanent Collection
  • Number: 80.AN.57
  • Inscription: Inscription: Greek magic text mentioning Orpheus.
  • Display Location: Currently on view at: Getty Villa, Gallery 109, Mythological Heroes
  • Department: Antiquities
  • Culture: Roman
  • Classification: Jewelry