London, South Kensington
13 May 2003
A ROMAN CORNELIAN INTAGLIO WITH GOATHERD MILKING GOAT
AUGUSTAN, CIRCA LATE 1ST CENTURY B.C.
With pastoral scene of a bearded goatherd, wearing a skin cloak and tunic, seated on a rock to the right milking a goat, a sheaf of wheat in front, a tree overhanging above, in later ring setting
1.1 x 0.9 cm.; 2 cm. across inner hoop
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For similar examples of the popular Roman rural prosperity theme of the goatherd milking his goats, cf. Berry, Ancient Gems, p. 92. no. 166; Henig, Lewis Collection, p. 51, nos. 199-200; and Henig and Whiting, Gems from Gadera, p. 30, nos. 293-298.
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