London, South Kensington
13 May 2003
A ROMAN CORNELIAN INTAGLIO WITH BUST OF NIKE (VICTORY)
AUGUSTAN, 1ST CENTURY B.C.
With profile head to right, her hair tightly bound with one roll over the crown of her head, wing tip visible behind her shoulder, 1.5 x 0.9 cm.; 1.8 cm. across inner hoop, in later ring setting; and a Roman gold ring, the plain hoop broadening to the bezel with inset oval cornelian intaglio of a profile head of a woman facing left, her striated hair tied in a chignon at the nape of her neck, 2nd Century A.D., 1.2 x 0.9 cm.; 2.1 cm. across inner hoop (2)
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Item one: for a similar intaglio, cf. Henig et al. Classical Gems, p. 57, no. 97.
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