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Impression of an ancient Greek rock crystal intaglio, dating to the 5th - 4th century B.C. That I believe to be an early representation of a phoenix, depicted in the moment of it's death and resurrection. The large domed intaglio is finely cut, with an image of a bird like creature, surrounded by magical fire swirls. The intaglio has a linear border, similar to that found on ancient scaraboid seals from Egypt, Etruria and Phoenicia.This exquisite piece of ancient art, is beautifully

Ancient Greek Rock Crystal Intaglio of a Phoenix c.

A GREEK CARNELIAN INTAGLIO RINGSTONE   HELLENISTIC PERIOD, CIRCA 2ND-1ST CENTURY B.C.   The convex stone engraved with a striding elephant, head raised, with tasselled belt around belly  1 1/8 in. (2.7 cm.) wide

A GREEK CARNELIAN INTAGLIO RINGSTONE HELLENISTIC PERIOD, CIRCA 2ND-1ST CENTURY B.C. The convex stone engraved with a striding elephant, head raised, with tasselled belt around belly 1 1/8 in. (2.7 cm.) wide

Intaglio. Intaglio Date: 6th century Culture: Byzantine Medium: Rock crystal Dimensions: Overall: 1 1/16 x 7/8 x 3/16in. (2.7 x 2.2 x 0.5cm) Classification: Lapidary Work-Crystal Credit Line: Gift of Miriam N. Rosen, 2002 Accession Number: 2002.483.8

Intaglio Date: century Culture: Byzantine Medium: Rock crystal Dimensions: Overall: 1 x x x x Classification: Lapidary Work-Crystal Credit Line: Gift of Miriam N.

Probably Ptolemaic red jasper intaglio from Alexandria, ca. second century A.D. in an early nineteenth century gold setting in the manner and style of an early Roman ring.

Probably Ptolemaic red jasper intaglio from Alexandria, ca. second century A. in an early nineteenth century gold setting in the manner and style of an early Roman ring.

This is a wonderful ancient Byzantine jasper intaglio, dating to the 5th - 6th century A.D. The gem is cut with a complex monogram of the original owners name. These are notoriously difficult to decipher, though I can make out O.N.L.Y! During the Byzantine period simple monogram signets were popular, intaglios are rarer. The technology in parts of the old Roman empire had been forgotten, so most signets were cut onto the finger rings rather than on gemstones...

This is a wonderful ancient Byzantine jasper intaglio, dating to the 5th - 6th century A.D. The gem is cut with a complex monogram of the original owners name. These are notoriously difficult to decipher, though I can make out O.N.L.Y! During the Byzantine period simple monogram signets were popular, intaglios are rarer. The technology in parts of the old Roman empire had been forgotten, so most signets were cut onto the finger rings rather than on gemstones...

Roman  Pendant with an intaglio portrait of Socrates, 2nd century A.D.  Black jasper and gold

Pendant with an intaglio portrait of Socrates, century A. Black jasper and gold /tcc/

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