previous next



1. One of the great gem-engravers of the age of Augustus. There is a beautiful cameo by him, engraved with the portrait of the younger Antonia, the wife of Drusus, and inscribed with the word ξΑΤΟΠΝΘΙΝΟΥ, in very fine characters. The gem formerly belonged to the Arcieri family at Rome, and afterwards to the late queen of Naples, Caroline Murat. (R. Rochette, Lettre à M. Schorn, p. 153, 2d ed.).

hide Display Preferences
Greek Display:
Arabic Display:
View by Default:
Browse Bar: