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Roman agate intaglio shaped as a figure of winged Victory

  • Roman agate intaglio shaped as a figure of winged Victory. Linares Archaeology Museum © Ministerio de Cultura

    Roman agate intaglio shaped as a figure of winged Victory. Linares Archaeology Museum © Ministerio de Cultura

     
  

Category

Precious metalwork

Date

76-200 AD

Cultural background

Roman

Original title

Entalle romano de ágata con figura de Victoria alada

May Victory protect me!

Very symbolic and important intaglio that represents Victory.

It has a figure of winged Victory walking. Its iconography may be linked with the owner's effort to be successful in every aspect of life.

This type of intaglio was common in the Roman world as a symbol of prestige and power. This one was made with the art of glyptics (art of engraving on hard stones).
 

Details of the work

Origin
Old Cástulo (province of Jaén)

Object
Stamp

Dimensions
Length = 17 mm; Width = 14 mm; Thickness = 4 mm; Weight = 1.43 g

Technique
Polished and engraved

Material
Orange Agate, White and Brown

  

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