A roman carnelian intaglio. Two manufacturer puttos. The scene, framed by a hatched border, shows a putto with a knee on the floor, hitting an anvil with a hammer (to forge a weapon or a jewel?); the other putto is observing the scene. The scene typology can also be referred to depictions in wall frescos (Pompeii), other than on gems. Light chippings. Wear marks. 1st-2nd century A.D.
12 x 10 4 mm