Sardonyx Cameo Showing Nonsense Greek Inscription

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 05 October 2016
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Skillful Roman cameo-carvers exploited the tonal contrast of some stones. This could be a simple two-tone contrast or a more subtle variation using all available gradations of shade. Sardonyx was particularly valued as a cameo-stone. From the Blacas Collection. Roman, 3rd century CE. (The British Museum, London).

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
Associate Professor of Neurology and lover of the Cradle of Civilization, Mesopotamia. I'm very interested in Mesopotamian history and always try to take photos of archaeological sites and artifacts in museums, both in Iraq and around the world.

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Amin, O. S. M. (2016, October 05). Sardonyx Cameo Showing Nonsense Greek Inscription. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/5816/sardonyx-cameo-showing-nonsense-greek-inscription/

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