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Large Important Early Roman Sard Intaglio

Zeus Serapis seated in a landscape with sphinx

 

Third quarter of the 1st Century AD

 

Height: 5.8 cm.     (2 5/16 in.)

 

Ex: private Middle Eastern collection, 1970's

 

Published:  van den Hoek, Annewies; Pottery Pavements and Paradise. Iconographic and Textual Studies on Late Antiquity (Amsterdam, 2013) p.505

 

Antiquarium Ltd.; Ancient Treasures VI (New York, 2008) p.33

 

cf:  Zwierlein-Diehl, Erica ; Die Gemmen und Kameen des Dreikönigenschreines.Der Dreikönigenschrein im Kölner Dom (Koln, 1998) pp.199-204; no.65.(likely by the same hand)

 

 

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