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This is an impression of a RARE ancient Roman Sard intaglio, dating 2nd - 3rd century A.D. This important gem, depicts the cult statue of Artemis, held in the sanctuary at her temple in Ephesus (one of the seven wonders of the ancient world). This piece of miniature sculpture depicts her in full glory, as she would have appeared to pilgrims of this important shrine. The engraved figure of Artemis (Diana) is surrounded by gnostic markings, wearing a modius crown and layered dress,..

Rare Ancient Roman Intaglio Artemis of Ephesus c. - century A.

Talismans - Magical(?) gem: Cynocephalus holding Harpocrates

Talismans - Magical(?) gem: Cynocephalus holding Harpocrates

Intaglio Gemstone with Saint Theodore Teron Slaying a Multiheaded Dragon, 1300 or later Byzantine Black agate chalcedony with red–brown st...

Intaglio with Saint Theodore Teron Slaying a Many-Headed Dragon

Intaglio Gemstone with Saint Theodore Teron Slaying a Multiheaded Dragon, 1300 or later Byzantine Black agate chalcedony with red–brown st.

Abraxas-Gemme,	   	Title: A Roman Abraxas intaglio, römisch, östlicher Mittelmeerraum, 2./3. Jhdt. n. Chr.

Abraxas-Gemme, Title: A Roman Abraxas intaglio, römisch, östlicher…

Roman Intaglio of a Hecataio Seals & Gems   Date:  1st Century AD, 2nd Century AD, 3rd Century AD Culture:  Roman Category:  Seals

Roman Intaglio of a Hecataio Seals & Gems Date: Century AD, Century AD, Century AD Culture: Roman Category: Seals

Intaille avec un génie léonthocéphale (Tithoès ?) Collection privée)

Intaille avec un génie léonthocéphale (Tithoès ?) Collection privée)

Image1: Roman Abraxas Magic Intaglio, Eastern Mediterranean, 2nd-3rd Century CE. Of red polished jasper, the obverse showing an Abraxas figure, with a blessing gesture, an adorant and a Greek inscription (see image 2 for description of reverse). Amulets such as these (aka Abraxas Stones) were kept in the hand, under the tongue or sewn into clothing. They bore inscribed formulas or spells and were intended to protect the owner or serve very specific magical purposes to the owner’s benefit.

Image1: Roman Abraxas Magic Intaglio, Eastern Mediterranean, 2nd-3rd Century CE. Of red polished jasper, the obverse showing an Abraxas figure, with a blessing gesture, an adorant and a Greek inscription (see image 2 for description of reverse). Amulets such as these (aka Abraxas Stones) were kept in the hand, under the tongue or sewn into clothing. They bore inscribed formulas or spells and were intended to protect the owner or serve very specific magical purposes to the owner’s benefit.

Abrasax Bloodstone intaglio

Abrasax Bloodstone intaglio

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