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Roman Red Jasper Gemstone with Leda and the Swan

$2,900

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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.

Details

  • 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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    Estimated Customs Duties & Taxes to the Continental US: $0.
    Ships From: Zurich, Switzerland
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