Gemma antica su anello neoclassico - inv. 584

Roman art, 1st century a.C.

Antique gemstone on neoclassic ring
gold  
diameter 19 mm, 8,3 g
1879 bequest Gian Giacomo Poldi Pezzoli
Inv. 584

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The large ring base has a ribbed pattern that circulates around its edge. The incition portrays the profile of Eracle with the skin of a lions head placed upon his head. To the left of this profile, a priapic statue can be seen. This beautiful negative relief was made with rigor and detail.