A roman nicolo intaglio. Daedalus and Icarus. The standing figure, younger and more muscled, can be identified with Icarus, wide opening his arms which the wings were attached to; lower, with a knee on the ground, his father Daedalus, wearing a tunic, waving his arms to imitate flight. The intaglio shows light chippings in the upper part, on the border, the which had anciently been reshaped (probably in order to eliminate a previous break or a mounting change). Mythological subject, particularly unusual and of a remarkable interest. 1st - 2nd century A.D.
7 x 9 x 2 mm