A roman garnet cameo. Comical theater mask, with the mouth wide open, made in high relief with a flat base (as a bezel for the mounting on the piece of jewellery). A very similar sample is in the Farnese Collection ( cfr. Ulrico Pannuti, Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli. La collezione glittica, pp. 283-284. Such specimen has already been attested in the Orsini inventory, where we find mentioned a "GRANATA con una maschera in rilieuo" (sic.)). Intense stone colour. 1st century B.C. - 1st century A.D.
7 x 8 x 5 mm