Roman Red Jasper Intaglio of a Parrot
An ancient Roman red jasper gem carved with an intaglio image of a parrot with fruit in its beak.
Ca. 2nd - 3rd century AD.
cf.: British Museum, London, museum no. 1986,0401.205.
Formerly in the E.M.G. collection, London, 1970s; subsequently in the E.V. collection, London.