Antique Roman Agate Intaglio

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Antique Roman Agate Intaglio

Item Number:  j1125

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Country of Origin: Italy
Era: Antique
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  Length/Width : 0.25 inches

Antique Roman Agate intaglio. An intaglio is a small gemstone, usually semi-precious, that has been carved with images or inscriptions only on one face, leaving a hollow impression in the untouched background. This style of carving is the opposite of the cameo technique. The engraving of gemstones was a major luxury art form in the ancient world and an important one in some later periods. This particular one is agate and dates from the third century AD and shows a minutely carved lizard. It is in very nice original condition and would be ideal for making into a ring.
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