Ancient Roman Hardstone Cameo of Jupiter

Ancient Roman Hardstone Cameo of Jupiter

Code: 12185

£1,250.00 Approx $1582.28, €1458.58

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.



DATE: c. 1st - 2nd century AD


SIZE: 25mm x 16mm x 7mm

WEIGHT: 4.4 grams

PROVENANCE: Formerly in a European private collection, France.