Ancient Carved Serpentine Intaglio

DocuJewel® 38569.3
Type of Jewel: Unmounted Intaglio/Cameo

Carved Ancient
Roman Serpentine stone Intaglio with Head of Zeus, 2nd Century A.D.
Oval intaglio, deeply engraved with the head of bearded Zeus, with curly hair and beard.

Size: 2.2 cm L - 7/8 inch
Material: Serpentine
Culture:Roman, 2nd Century A.D.
Provenance:From an English private collection, acquired by the present owner’s great grandfather in the late 19th Century.

Circa: 2nd Century A.D.