A Sasanian nicolo intaglio
Lot 203
A Sasanian nicolo intaglio
Sold for £5,625 (US$ 9,448) inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
A Sasanian nicolo intaglio
Circa 5th-7th Century A.D.
The oval gem engraved with a male bust in profile, an inscription on the right and a small cross on the left, mounted in a modern ring, finger size 'M', 18mm length of intaglio

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    English private collection, acquired in the early 1990s.

    Literature:
    This intaglio is an interesting example produced by the small Christian minority living within the Sasanian Empire, mostly in eastern Syria and Mesopotamia. Christian symbols and images, such as the cross, were often rendered in the typical Sasanian style.
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  1. Claudio Corsi
    Specialist - Antiquities
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