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Lot 0199

A POST CLASSICAL ATHENA PARTHENOS SHELL CAMEO GOLD

Circa 18th - 19th Century AD.A rare subject, in a museum quality cameo. Athena (Minerva), Goddess of War and Wisdom, allegorically depicted as Roma. The she-wolf suckling Romulus and Remus are featured on her helmet. An eagle too is carved on her helmet, eagle was the symbol of Rome and the symbol of Zeus, the king of Gods and father of Athena... more
Date
16 Jan 2022
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Location
UK, London