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Eros, God of Love
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Jasper intaglio: Cock-headed anguipede
Gold ring with carnelian intaglio portrait of the Emperor Tiberius
Seal or amulet
Gold ring with carnelian intaglio: Head of Jupiter Ammon
Intaglio in ring
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This artwork is currently on display in Gallery 169
The intaglio, depicting a horseman spearing a boar, is of superlative quality. The two hooks on the reverse suggest that this object served as a clasp, possibly for a necklace or for a diadem worn around the head.
Mertens, Joan R. 1995. "Recent Acquisitions, A Selection: 1994-1995." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin 53(2): p. 18.
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