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Carnelian or agate sculpture showing unknown emperor

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A carnelian or agate carving showing an unknown emperor
Carnelian or agate sculpture showing unknown emperor

Roman sculpture made of carnelian or agate showing unknown emperor. The person wears a lion skin. Object found in Geresa (Jordan) and dates back to II-IV century CE.

In Hellenistic culture, famous personalities were often depicted as the young Heracles/Hercules in the skin of a Nemean lion. In ancient Rome, emperors liked to be presented in this way. It is possible that it is an image of Gordian III or Constantine I.

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