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Intaglio Depicting a Horse

A work made of intaglio: sardonyx
setting: gold.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of intaglio: sardonyx
setting: gold.

Date:

Intaglio: 1st century
Setting: date unknown (modern)

Artist:

Roman

About this artwork

Engraved or carved gemstones (intaglios) were commonly incorporated into signet rings and could be pressed into wax or clay to function as a personal or official seal. The resulting impression created an image in relief that was the reverse of the carving. The many examples of engraved gems that survive today reflect a broad range of subjects and levels of artistic skill, which varied depending on the owner’s taste and financial means.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Arts of the Ancient Mediterranean and Byzantium

Culture

Ancient Roman

Title

Intaglio Depicting a Horse

Place

Roman Empire (Object made in)

Date

1 CE–100 CE

Medium

Intaglio: sardonyx Setting: gold

Dimensions

1.5 × 2.4 × 2.5 cm (1/2 × 15/16 × 1 in.)

Credit Line

Bequest of Janis H. Palmer

Reference Number

1986.898

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