Roman Agate Intaglio of a Deer
An ancient Roman burnt agate gem carved with an intaglio image of a deer. The bounding animal has its antlered head turned back.
Ca. 2nd century AD.
cf.: British Museum, London, museum no. 1814,0704.2146.
Formerly in the E.M.G. collection, London, 1970s; subsequently in the E.V. collection, London.