Roman Empire Intaglio Cabochon Agate, Athena Standing with a Shield - Roadshow Collectibles

Roman Empire Intaglio Cabochon Agate, Athena Standing with a Shield.

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Eastern Roman Empire Intaglio Plano-Convex Agate Cabochon, Design Of Athena Parthenos, Athena The Virgin Standing with a Shield, Resting After Her Battle Against The Giants, 2nd Century AD.

This Piece Came From a Bavarian Private Collection, This Collection was Formed From 1960 To 2010, Ex Gorny and Mosch Part Lot #1327, June 26, 2014.

 

While Roman Women Would Wear a Great Variety Of Jewellery, Men Used To Wear at Least One Ring. The Rings were Commonly Made Of Gold Or Electrum, and Sometimes Their Stone Shows an Intaglio that was Used To Seal Important Documents with Hot Wax.

The Ancient Greek Goddess Athena / Athene / Pallas-Athene, Known as Minerva By The Romans, was The Goddess Of War, But Also Of Wisdom.

The Most Famous Depiction Of Athena Parthenos was In The Parthenon On The Acropolis In Athens, a Colossal Statue Made From Ivory and Gold By The Sculptor Phidias In 447 BC.

                                               Picture of a statue of Athena Parthenos In The Parthenon On The Acropolis In Athens

 

Item Code - GLA2D435TA

Width: 7/16"  Height: 9/16"  Depth: 3/16"  Weight: 2 g


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