Gold Amulet with Amber Glass Jupiter Cameo

Culture: Roman
Period: 3rd century A.D.
Material: Glass, gold
Dimensions: 4.1 cm high
Price: Sold
Ref: 3477
Provenance: New York private collection, acquired in the Edward H. Merrin gallery in New York in the 1970s to 1980s.
Condition: The back slightly indented, otherwise intact and ready to wear.
Description: Large gold amulet with an intaglio of amber-colored glass with the head of a bearded god, probably Jupiter. The head in profile to the left with a thick, curly beard and large eyes with pierced pupils. A diadem holds the hair together, which cascades far to the nape. The wonderfully orange-amber shimmering intaglio sits in a gold frame that is closed on the back. In ancient times an X was scratched into the gold sheet on the back. On top an eyelet for suspension.