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Eros, God of Love
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Sardonyx cameo of Aurora driving her chariot
Sardonyx cameo with Aurora in a chariot
Onyx cameo of the emperor Gaius (Caligula)
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This artwork is currently on display in Gallery 166
The scene may represent an episode from the story of Proserpine (Gr. Persephone) and Pluto (Gr. Hades). Mythological scenes are rare on such large cameos; most of the surviving examples depict members of the Roman imperial family.
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