ROMAN CAMEO 1ST-3RD CE Intaglio of Julia, daughter of Titus. Aquamarine (2nd half of 1st CE) signed Evodos. Carolingian frame (9th) surrounded by 9 sapphires and 6 pearls. Bibliotheque Nat.,Cabinet des Medailles, Paris, France
Gold finger ring. Decoration on the bezel consists of a griffin with open wings, rendered in the cloisonne technique, where the metal cells are filled with glass. Tholos tomb of Kapakli, Volos, 15th cent. BC.
Bronze mirror stand Bronze, Greek, Classical ca. 460–450 B.C. The combination and placement of elements in such elaborate classical mirrors produce an architectural effect. The woman stands on a base with three bovine feet. Above her hover two erotes. Foxes and hares course around the circumference of the mirror disk, and a sphinx keeps watch at the top. The selection of motifs is conventional.