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Byzantine Carnelian Cameo Depicting the Head of Christ - FJ.0035
Origin: The Holy Land
Circa: 400 AD to 600 AD

Collection: Cameo Ring
Medium: Carnelian-Gold

$4,800.00
Location: United States
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The finest Byzantine art celebrates the Christian faith. In rare and precious materials, Byzantine artists created images-- mosaics, icons, sculpture-- meant to instruct and inspire. This lovely gem, carved from carnelian, depicts a bearded man with gentle eyes. This is almost surely a depiction of Jesus in his role as the savior of the world. The gem’s unusual form suggests that it may originally have been set in a body of gold. Today, surrounded by a radiant halo, it forms a stunning testament to an enduring faith. - (FJ.0035)

 

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