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    Ancient Roman Hardstone Cameo of Jupiter

    Ancient Roman Hardstone Cameo of Jupiter

    £1,250

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    About this item

    This is an ancient Roman hardstone cameo of Jupiter (Zeus) dating to the 1st - 2nd century AD. The gem is nicely cut on a layered agate, with the portrait on a white layer contrasting with a grey/blue background. The gem is ancient and has in buried as such displays fine striations. The portrait is well cut with detail to the beard and hair. A nice ancient gem in excavated condition.

    OBJECT: Cameo

    CULTURE: Roman

    DATE: c. 1st - 2nd century AD

    MATERIALAgate

    SIZE: 25mm x 16mm x 7mm

    WEIGHT: 4.4 grams

    PROVENANCE: Formerly in a European private collection, France.

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    Additional Information

    Code

    12185

    Period

    Pre 1600, Ancient, Roman

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