Ancient Roman Glass Gem of Aurora driving a Chariot - 200 AD

A beautiful ancient Roman glass gem, dating to the 2nd-3rd Century AD.

Depicting Eos (or Aurora in Roman mythology), the sister of Helios and personification of the dawn. She is shown in her usual pose, driving a two horse chariot, signifying the coming of dawn. A very fine, energetic depiction.

Glass gems of this quality are very rare. Compare a rather worn glass gem in the Corning Museum of glass (Roman Glass in the Corning Museum of Glass, Volume 3, no.1006). For the depiction of Aurora, compare a cameo in the Museum of Fine Arts Boston (accession number 99.108).

Ancient Roman Glass Gem of Aurora driving a Chariot - 200 AD. A beautiful ancient Roman glass gem, dating to the 2nd-3rd Century AD. Depicting Eos (or Aurora in Roman mythology), the sister of Helios and personification of the dawn. She is shown in her usual pose, driving a two horse chariot, signifying the coming of dawn. A very fine, energetic depiction. Glass gems of this quality are very rare. Compare a rather worn glass gem in the Corning Museum of glass (Roman Glass in the Corning Museum of Glass, Volume 3, no.1006). For the depiction of Aurora, compare a cameo in the Museum of Fine Arts Boston (accession number 99.108).

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