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A ROMAN BROWN CHALCEDONY INTAGLIO
A ROMAN BROWN CHALCEDONY INTAGLIO

CIRCA 1ST CENTURY B.C.

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A ROMAN BROWN CHALCEDONY INTAGLIO
CIRCA 1ST CENTURY B.C.
The convex oval stone engraved with two fishermen, facing each other, each wearing characteristic wide-brimmed hats, kneeling on rocky outcrops, each with a basket at their knees, holding long fishing rods, with a small casket between, mounted as a swivel pendant in a European gold setting
Intaglio: ¾ in. (1.9 cm.) wide
Provenance
Private collection, UK, acquired circa 1990.

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For a similar intaglio showing a Roman fisherman with wide-brimmed hat, see the Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg, inv. K 1488. For mosaics with similar scenes, see examples in the Museum of Bardo, Tunisia, and the Museum of Tripoli, Libya.

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