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Mars (?) Intaglio: probably 17th c.; Mount: c. 1700

RCIN 65251

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Intaglio of a head of a bearded warrior, in profile to the left. He wears a necklace and a helmet decorated with a horse-drawn chariot. To the right of the head is a small full-length female figure holding up a piece of drapery. The mount is probably of about 1700 or earlier. Text adapted from Ancient and Modern Gems and Jewels in the Collection of Her Majesty The Queen, London, 2008