Sixteen Roman intaglios in carnelian, various agates and hardstones 1st-3rd Centuries A.D. (16)

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Lot 156
Sixteen Roman intaglios in carnelian, various agates and hardstones 1st-3rd Centuries A.D. (16)

Sold for £ 4,700 (US$ 6,203) inc. premium

Antiquities

14 May 2003, 11:00 BST

London, Knightsbridge

Sixteen Roman intaglios in carnelian, various agates and hardstones
Including a carnelian example with a biga race in the circus, 12mm.; a transparent brown quartz example with the Phidian Zeus and later Islamic symbols on the reverse, 15mm.; a circular carnelian example with a crouching archer, 18mm. diam. ; a banded agate intaglio with a figure of Dionysos cradling a cornucopia, Greek letters in the field, 17mm.; a carnelian intaglio with a naked male figure sacrificing at an altar, a leafy sprig behind, 17mm.; a chalcedony example with a figure of Annona and Nike with their attributes, 18mm.; a carnelian example with an excited satyr undraping a waking nymph, 13mm.; another carnelian example with a panther leaping over a fallen krater, carrying a naked putto holding a beribboned staff aloft, 13mm.; a nicolo intaglio with a figure of Athena holding an owl, 12mm. and six other intaglios variously engraved and a chalcedony intaglio with Zeus (16)
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