Sardonyx cameo of Aurora driving her chariot

Greek or Roman

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 166

These cameos are carved with different versions of a scene that was especially favored by the Romans—Aurora, goddess of the dawn, who also figures prominently on the breastplate of the famous Prima Porta statue of Augustus, now in the Vatican Museums.

Rogers Fund, 1910 (10.132.2)
Gift of Milton Weil, 1929 (29.175.3)

Sardonyx cameo of Aurora driving her chariot, Sardonyx, Greek or Roman

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