CIRCA LATE 1ST CENTURY B.C.-EARLY 1ST CENTURY A.D. Engraved with Venus before an aedicula, the goddess with a mantle wrapped around her hips and legs, leaving her upper torso bare, holding a dove by the wings, the aedicula atop a tall garlanded pedestal, enclosing a figure of Priapus, a draped girl in between offering a bowl to the goddess, a tree arching over the scene from the left, on a groundline 7/8 in. (2.2 cm.) long
The Treasure of Berthouville Roman amethyst cameo. Gem with Achilles Playing the Cithara, 75–50 B.C.E. Signed by Pamphilos (Greek, active first century B.C.E.) Amethyst intaglio, H: 1.7 x L: 1.4 cm (11/16 x 9/16 in). Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des monnaies, médailles et antiques, Paris.