Gemma AugusteaReplica Size: 19 x 22.5 cm
Replica: painted artificial stone
Original: double-layered sardonyx, Frame: gold, silver gilded
Roman, 9-12 A.D.
The most important antique cameo glorifies the deeds of emperor Augustus and his successor, Tiberius. The upper half shows Augustus in the robes and pose of Jupiter, Roma, the patron of the city and different allegoric figures as well as relatives of the emperor. Below gods who have taken barbarians captive are erecting a tropaion.