Superb Agate Cameo"Moses in the Bullrushes"
By Dieter and Andreas Roth
Base by Manfred Wild
This museum-quality blue and white agate cameo of enormous size depicts the Old Testament story of the discovery of Moses in the bulrushes. Master Carver Dieter Roth and his son, Andreas, sought to revive the classical tradition of the religious cyclus and created intimate religious images in a cyclical sequence rendered in a way that has never before been realizedin glorious, translucent agate. The series, entitled Die Bibel in Stein (The Bible in Stone), was carved between 1986 -1998. This particular depiction closely borrows from the same scene engraved by French graphic artist Gustave Doré.
The reverse signed, "Die Auffindung Mose", 2 Mose 2,5,6 nach Gustave Doré" graviert von Andreas u. Dieter Roth, 2007." Measuring 8 1/2 x 7 in. The base, designed by Manfred Wild, is fabricated from a slab of obsidian over a slab of rock crystal, rimmed in 18K gold with substantial quantities of gold utilized in the papyrus-motif columns, weighing approximately 302 grams. Stamped 750, signed monogram EB for Emil Becker. Height 9 1/2 in