Apr 14, 2008
Apr 14, 2008

Intaglio with Male Portrait Bust

Intaglio with Male Portrait Bust


Amethyst with gold mount

Overall: 4.3 x 2.5 cm (1 11/16 x 1 in.)

Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund 1954.4

Did you know?

While the identity of this man is unknown, his portrait, carved into this gem, preserves his likeness. His family may have commissioned this artwork to remember him by. Do you have any keepsakes that remind you of family members?

See also
MED - Byzantine
Medieval Art
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