Roman Art

INTAGLIO WITH NIKE AND TYCHE

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Year: 0-100 d.C.

Dimension: Hight 1,7 cm, Lenght 1,2 cm

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Little chipping

Price: €320.00

Description:

Imperial Period, I-II century A.D. A orange carnelian oval intaglio of Tyche, depicting the standing goddess in profile to the right, she wears the diadem, long chiton and himation wrapped around her arms, she holds a cornucopia with the right hand, despite her Nike, the winged and draped goddess is facing left, with her hands she seems to place a crown on the head of the other goddess. 

Glyptic, or "glyptic art", covers the field of small carved stones, including cylinder seals and inscriptions, especially in an archaeological context. Though they were keenly collected in antiquity, most carved gems originally functioned as seals, often mounted in a ring; intaglio designs register most clearly when viewed by the recipient of a letter as an impression in hardened wax. A finely carved seal was practical, as it made forgery more difficult - the distinctive personal signature did not really exist in antiquity.

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