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1st century A.D., 2nd century A.D.
Diam (inside of ring) : 1.4 cm
Gem, Seal & Intaglio, Jewelry
Corroded silver. Intaglio in very good state of preservation.
The Seal in the Shape of a Lion’s Head, modeled in the shape of a stylized leonine protome, was carved from a cream-colored limestone veined with red.
Carved from a small yellowish beige pebble irregularly speckled with red, this seal is a small cylinder with a smooth and well-polished surface.
This animal, which can certainly be identified as a canid is seated with its legs folded under its body, its head raised and directed towards the viewer.
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