Roman Gold and Garnet Pendant with Intaglio

GBP 2,000.00

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Object Description

An extremely fine Ancient Roman oval-shaped garnet intaglio mounted in a gold cell featuring a suspension loop to the top and three drop dangles to the lower edge. The intaglio is finely carved with the depiction of the winged Roman goddess Victoria, here portrayed wearing a plumed helmet and holding arrows in her extended hand.

According to ancient Roman mythology and religion, the goddess Victoria, known as Nike in Greek mythology, was the personified goddess of victory. Numerous artistic and architectural dedications to her bear witness to the popularity of the goddess’ cult: Victoria appears widely on Roman coins, jewellery, architecture, and other works of art. This high quality intaglio id carved in garnet, a semi-precious stone extremely popular in Classical times.

Weight: 4.5 gr.

Period: Circa 1 st-3rd Century AD

Provenance: Property of a North London gentleman; from a major London collection, 1970’s, bought Royal Athena Gallery.

Object Condition

Extremely fine, complete and intact.

Object Details

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  • dimensions
    H:3 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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