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

Carved Intaglio Gemstone with Portrait Head

1st–2nd century A.D.


1.1 × 1 × 0.25 cm (7/16 × 3/8 × 1/8 in.)
Gift of Ambassador and Mrs. William L. Eagleton, Jr., B.A. 1948
Roman, Syrian
Roman (1st–2nd century A.D.)

Ambassador and Mrs. William L. Eagleton, Jr.; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn., acquired from the above, 1986.


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), 265, no. 54, pl. 54.

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