An Imperial Roman Niccolo Intaglio of Venus Victrix, in a 19th Century Gold Setting

The reverse is inscribed with a 16th Century Kabbalistic inscription of two angels' names: Charariel & Barachiel

 

Intaglio: 1st Century AD

 

Height: 13.78 mm

Width: 9.70 mm

 

ex: Dawidowicz Collection (1940's - 1964)

 

Published:  Antiquarium Ltd.; Ancient Treasures IV (New York, 2006) p.39

 

cf:  Zwierlein-Diehl, Erica ; Die Antiken Gemmen des Kunsthitorisches Museums in Wien. Bd.3: Die Gemmen der späteren römischen Kaiserzeit, Masken ... Nachträge (Munich, 1991) nos.2803, 2808

 

 

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