Gemma antica su anello neoclassico - inv. 598

Roman art, imperial age

Antique gemstone on neoclassic ring
rock-crystal  
diameter 16 mm, 6 g
1879 bequest Gian Giacomo Poldi Pezzoli
Inv. 598

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The ring is attached to a rectangular frame with blunt edges, which holds a slab of quartz, commonly known as Tiger Eye. In the centre of the quartz lies an antique gemstone, surrounded by diamonds. The gemstone is cut with the incised figure of Apollo.