Lotto 17 | A late hellenistic agate intaglio. Bust of a Bacchus.

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A late hellenistic agate intaglio. Bust of a Bacchus.

A late hellenistic agate intaglio. Bust of a Bacchus.

3rd - 2nd century B.C.
11x15x2 mm

The god is presented in three-quarters with a wreath of ivy leaves. His features are characterized by a rounded face and chin, plain cheekbones, smiling; his bust is draped. This depiction refers to the late hellenistic greek glyptic production. Traces of an iron mounting on the edge of the stone. Rare.

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U.K. private collection