Hellenistic Cabochon Amethyst Intaglio of Eros and Psyche

mounted as a Bible applique in a Medieval gilt-bronze bezel

2nd Century BC

Height: 33.76 mm. (1 5/16 in.)

Width: 28.45 mm (1 1/8 in.)

#4879

ex: private American collection

Published: Antiquarium Ltd.; Ancient Treasures VIII. (New York, 2010) p.30 Sas, Kathy & Hugo Thoen (eds.); Schone Schijn: Brillance et Prestige (Leuven, 2002) no.304

Comparandum: Neverov, Oleg ; Antique Intaglios in the Hermitage Collection (Leningrad, 1976) no.69