Ancient Roman Rock Crystal Intaglio of a Galley

GBP 650.00

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Object Description

An Ancient Roman rock crystal intaglio carved with the depiction of a galley. The ship features a large billowing sail along with a row of oars. The ships stern has been stylised into the curling tail of an animal, whilst the curved prow would also suggest a zoomorphic representation. The intaglio comes with a museum quality impression.

Date: Circa 1st – 3rd Century AD

Object History

From the collection of a Swiss gentleman, formed in Europe from the 1970’s – 1980’s. Thence by descent from the family in London

Object Condition

Very fine condition. There is some residue in the details of the engraving and some hairline cracks in the crystal.

Object Details

  • dimensions
    W:1.9 x H:1.1 centimeters

Dealer Opening Times

By appointment only.

Dealer Contact

+44 (0)208 364 4565
+44 (0)7833231322

Dealer Location

The Gallery
Trent Park Equestrian Centre
Eastpole Farm House, Bramley Road
Oakwood, N14 4UW, United Kingdom

St James's Ancient Art
10 Charles II Street, Ground Floor
St James

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