Seven Roman intaglios 7
Lot 285*
Seven Roman hardstone intaglios 7
Sold for £1,625 (US$ 2,718) inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
Seven Roman hardstone intaglios
Circa 1st-3rd Century A.D.
Including five carnelian examples engraved with Aphrodite Anadyomene, Hermes holding a wreath to crown Fortuna, a bull, a kneeling figure holding a club and two figures in front of a herm on a plinth, a green plasma intaglio depicting Athena holding a shield on a plinth, and a sardonyx one with a herm with two bulls, possibly representing the Ephesian Artemis, 11mm-16mm long (7)

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    Dr. Richard Swift Collection, California, formed between the 1940s-1960s.
    Each intaglio is accompanied by collection and provenance notes.

    Literature:
    For a similar representation of Ephesian Artemis, cf. Metropolitan Museum of Art, accession number 81.6.175.
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  1. Claudio Corsi
    Specialist - Antiquities
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