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Sardonyx Cameo with Portraits of the Roman Emperor Commodus and his Wife, the Empress Crispina (AD 180-192)

Commodus in the guise of Herakles, wearing the skin of the Nemean Lion

 

early 18th Century

 

Height: 3.9 cm.     (1 9/16 in.)

Width: 3 cm.     (1 3/16 in.)

 

 

 

ex: the collections of the Dukes of Palmela, Lisbon, second half of the 19th Century

 

Published: Antiquarium Ltd.; Ancient Treasures XIII (New York, 2015) inside back cover

 

cf. ; BEAZLEY GEMS ARCHIVE, Oxford University no.461.22 (ex. Marlborough collection)

 

 

 

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