Cameos

98

Cornelian.

21x20x10

Bust of a woman, leaning forward with head inclined to her left. A small break at the front of the hair; the back of the head raised on a low plinth looking a little like a veil. A light chiton passing over one shoulder. She holds a twisted staff, so probably is a goddess, perhaps Demeter.

Finest quality; 1st cent. BC.

Gem image (front)Gem image (side)

99

Cornelian?

12x8x5

The bust of a dressed woman.

1st cent. BC/AD.

Gem image (front)Gem image (side)

100

Grey chalcedony.

12x10.

Head of a warrior.

Modern?

Gem image

101

Sardonyx, bluish, set in an ancient gold pendant with loop.

19x18.

Head of Medusa.

2nd/3rd cent. AD.

Gem image (oblique view)Gem image (front)

102

Sardonyx, brown, white, brown.

15x11.

Bust of Athena, with Corinthian helmet and cross-straps for the aegis.

1st/2nd cent. AD.

Gem image

103

White on clear grey, glass?

15x13.

Head of Athena with Corinthian helmet.

1st cent. AD.

Gem image

104

White on deep blue glass, set in an ancient gold pendant with loop.

20x17.

Head of a woman or youth wearing a cap.

2nd/3rd cent. AD?

Gem image

105

White on deep blue glass, set in an ancient gold pendant, with twisted border.

38x26.

Bust of a woman, in a classicizing style.

1st/2nd cent. AD?

Gem image

106

Sardonyx.

17.5x12.5.

An old man in a loincloth is cutting the throat of a pig over a handled bowl held out by a woman wearing a chiton. Ground line.

1st cent. AD.

Gem image

107

Sardonyx.

18x15.

Two Erotes in a boat; one busy with the cargo, the other driving, with a whip, the two dolphins which pull the boat. Waves indicated below.

1st cent. AD.

Gem image

108

Sardonyx.

18x3.

Eros rides a sea-horse over waves.

1st cent. AD.

Gem image

109

Glass, pale blue on dark blue, bevelled edge.

20x15.

Eros rides a reined dolphin.

1st/2nd cent. AD.

Gem image

110

Sardonyx.

21x14.

A walking lion. Ground line.

1st cent. BC/AD.

Gem image

111

Yellowish grey on blue; glass? Set in an ancient gold pendant with loop and twisted strip border.

14x11.

A dog is tearing the body of a hare. Ground line.

3rd cent. AD.

Gem image

112

Sardonyx.

18x15.

The facing head of a woman over a crescent. Selene.

18th/19th cent. AD.

Gem image

113

18x12.

Bust of a dressed woman wearing a necklace, in the style of Faustina II.

Late 2nd cent. AD.

Gem image

114

Sardonyx.

8x7.

Grotesque head of an actor (mime).

3rd cent. AD.

Gem image

115

Sardonyx

11x10.

Grotesque head of an actor (mime).

3rd cent. AD.

Gem image

116

Sardonyx ringstone, shape C7.

16x13.

In a border the inscription in Greek: EUTYCHI KRESIGEAMA KALLIPEINE.

3rd cent. AD.

Gem image

117

Black glass ringstone, pierced twice across the narrow axis, shape F5.

12x9.

Bust of a woman.

Modern?

Gem image