Ancient Roman Sardonyx intaglio gemstone of Magna Mater Cybele

Ancient Roman Sardonyx intaglio gemstone of Magna Mater Cybele

Code: 12319

£460.00 Approx $582.28, €536.76
 

This ancient Roman intaglio dates to the 2nd - 3rd century A.D. It is cut with a standing female figure holding a cornucopia in each hand from which Erotes emerge. This figure represents Cybele in the guise of Magna Mater ("Great Mother"). The gem would have originally been set into a gold or silver signet ring to seal and authenticate documents and letters. It is a wonderful gem in excellent condition, suitable for remounting into a gold signet ring today.

OBJECT: Intaglio

CULTURE: Roman

DATE: c. 2nd - 3rd century A.D.

MATERIAL: Sardonyx

SIZE: 11mm x 9mm x 3mm 

WEIGHT: 0.5 grams

PROVENANCE: Formerly in a Private Collection in Ontario, Canada