Decorative gold disc adorned with filigree and granulation

Decorative gold disc adorned with filigree and granulation From Lunnern (ZH). Mid-3rd century AD. © Swiss National Museums Source link … [Read more...]

Great Cameo of France

The Grand Camée de France (Great cameo of France), the largest cameo sculpture to survive from the ancient world, contains 24 engraved figures arrayed in three registers. The general meaning and the political goals of this commissioned work are clear: its aim is to assert the dynastic continuity and legitimacy of the Julio-Claudian emperors of the Roman Empire (the first … [Read more...]