Berenike II (?) as Isis.

Sardonyx. 3rd century BCE.
2.3 × 1.4 cm.
Inv. No 310.

Saint Petersburg, The State Hermitage Museum

Origin:
Acquired from the Duke of Orleans collection in 1787.
Description:
For analogies, see: 1) Tbilisi, Art Museum of Georgia,  A. Amiranachvili, Un camée antique à Tiflis, RA, 33, 1931, p. 41 et suiv.; 2) Paris, Bibliothèque Nationale; Babelon, Catalogue, N 231, pl. 22.
Literature:
Maksimova, Reznye kamni, str. 95; Vystavka portreta, str. 21; RA, 33, 1931, p. 42.
Credits:
1971 Photo, text: Neverov O. ANTIQUE CAMEOS in the Hermitage Collection. Aurora Art Publishers. Leningrad. 1971. P. 77, pl. 6
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