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Roman Intaglio with Butterfly and Torch 1st/2nd Cent AD

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Ostracon Ancient Art
Bernhard I. Müller, PhD
Gallery by appointment
Zurich, Switzerland

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Roman Intaglio with Butterfly and Torch 1st/2nd Cent AD
$ 680

Red garnet bowl with the rare motif of a butterfly flying upon a torch.
The butterfly is related to Eros. Its connection with the torch represents the concept of blind love searching for the light by which it is consumed.
Garnet bowl
Roman, 1st/2nd century AD.
1.06 cm (0.4 in) x 0.39 cm (0.2 in)
Upper side intact with a few scratches, tiny chip out of the reverse.
Swiss art market (data will be provided to the buyer)

The authenticity of the item is unconditionally guaranteed.


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