Ancient Roman Jasper Intaglio of Cybele

Code: 10436    

£525.00
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This is an ancient Roman hardstone intaglio, dating to the 1st - 2nd century A.D. It is superbly cut on on a red jasper gemstone, with a representation of the "Great Mother" goddess Cybele. She is depicted as enthroned, holding a sceptre with a lion at her feet. such a gem would have once been set into a gold or silver signet ring, used as a private signature to authenticate letters and transactions. Today this ancient gem has survived intact and in excellent excavated condition.

OBJECT: Intaglio

CULTURE: Roman

DATE: c. 1st - 2nd century A.D.

MATERIAL: Jasper

SIZE: 14mm x 10mm x 3mm 

WEIGHT:  0.8 grams

PROVENANCE: Ex. Private Collection, Marseille, France.

Ancient Roman Jasper Intaglio of Cybele
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