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Produced using RTI (Reflectance Transformation Imaging) and digital enhancement to create a positive version of the intaglio’s carved surface.

Intaglio with bust of Mars

1st century B.C.–2nd century A.D.

Red jasper

1.2 × 0.9 × 0.2 cm (1/2 × 3/8 × 1/16 in.)
Gift of Ambassador and Mrs. William L. Eagleton, Jr., B.A. 1948
1984.79.9
Status: 
Not on view
Culture: 
Roman, Anatolian
Period: 
Roman
Classification: 
Jewelry
Provenance: 

Ambassador and Mrs. William L. Eagleton, Jr.; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn., acquired from the above, 1984.

Bibliography: 

“Acquisitions 1984,” Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin 39, no. 3 (Winter 1986): 80.

Lisa R. Brody and Gail Hoffman, eds., Roman in the Provinces: Art on the Periphery of Empire (Chestnut Hill, Mass.: McMullen Museum of Art, 2014), 263, no. 50, pl. 50.

Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of such records is ongoing.