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English Cornelian Intaglio of the Capitoline Antinous

A neoclassical gem inspired by a portrait of Hadrian’s favorite.

 

18th Century, in a 19th Century gold setting

 

Height: 22 mm.     (0 7/8 in.)

Ex: private New Jersey colletion of Mr. D, by the mid 1980’s.

 

(#gem5747ren)

 

Exhibited: 

BRAFA Art Fair. (Brussels, 26 Jan- 2 Feb 2020) 

 

 

 

Comparandum:

Boardman, J; The Marlborough Gems (Oxford, 2009) no.757