“The Gemma Augustea.” The upper register.

Onyx. Ca. 12—7 BCE.
18 × 23 cm.

Vienna, Museum of Art History
(Kunsthistorisches Museum)

Credits:
© 2012. Photo: Ilya Shurygin.
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