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Capricorn


Description Conservation Provenance Inscription Credit
Description Capricorn, the sign of the marine goat in the zodiac, is carved in relief on the counter. The number 8 is inscribed on the back in both Latin and Greek numerals (VIII and H). Roman game counters show a wide variety of objects: Muses, deities, and heroes, heads of Roman rulers, poets, philosophers, theatrical subjects, fingers indicating numerical calculation, buildings in Alexandria, and signs of the zodiac, as here.
Conservation
Date Description Narrative
8/18/1982Treatmentcleaned; examined for condition
Provenance Léon Gruel, Paris [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1926, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Transcription] VIII; [Transcription] H; [Translation] 8
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1926

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Period
1st century
Medium
bone
(Ivory & Bone)
Accession Number
71.479
Measurements
H: 1 1/8 in. (2.8 cm)
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Location Within Museum
Not On View

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