This is a Classical Revival glass intaglio, dating to the 18th - 19th century. It is cut with a standing figure of Salus, feeding serpent. The style is well done, imitation of an original Greek version from the 3rd - 4th century B.C. Such an intaglio would have been hung on a fob seal, by a gentleman possibly purchased on a Grand Tour.
DATE: c. 18th - 19th century
MATERIAL: Carnelian Glass
SIZE: 19mm x 13mm x 4mm
WEIGHT: 1.5 grams
PROVENANCE: Ex. European Collection, France.
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