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Roman Red Jasper Gemstone with Leda and the Swan



Outstanding dark red jasper intaglio depicting Leda and the swan. Roman, first century AD. The story of Leda and the swan is a popular theme in ancient art. According to Greek mythology, Zeus disguised as a swan seduces Leda, who was the wife of Tyndareus, the king of Sparta. Minor chip at top and bottom edges do not affect the actual subject. Perfectly suitable also as a ring setting. Cf. J. Spier, Ancient Gems and finger rings. (Catalogue of the Collections. The J. Paul Getty Museum (Malibu 1992) p. 112, nr. 283. Provenance: ex collection of Prof. Dr. Emil Vogt , (1906-1974), late Director of the Swiss National Museum, Zürich, before 1970.


  • Dimensions
    Height: 0.6 in. (1.5 cm)Width: 0.46 in. (1.15 cm)Depth: 0.14 in. (3.5 mm)
  • Style
    Classical Roman (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    1st Century AD
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location
    Zurich, CH
  • Reference Number
    Seller: JE11271stDibs: LU5021116786682

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    Ships From: Zurich, Switzerland
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