A roman republican nicolo-agate intaglio. Phallic allegory.
12 x 16 x 3 mm
An eros is seated on the back of a large winged phallus with two eagle legs. One of this leg holds thunderbolt while the eros holds a laurel wreath. Apotropaic and auspicious allegory symbolizing victory and the power of loving bounds. USe of globular elements. Well-composed work and highquality of the execution. Slight wear marks and mirror polishing inside the intaglio. Rare.
1st century BC.