Roman Carnelian Intaglio of Eros

Roman Carnelian Intaglio of Eros

An ancient Roman carnelian gem carved with an intaglio image of an winged Eros gazing into the face of a mask.

Ca. 2nd - 3rd century AD.
Length: 9 mm.

The Roman god Cupid (Greek: Eros) was the youthful personification of Love, and was usually depicted alongside Venus (Aphrodite).

cf.: The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, accession no. 42.959.

Formerly in the B. G. collection, Surrey, United Kingdom; subsequently in the R. A. collection, London.

Inv#: 7790

$750



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