Roman Carnelian with Greek Inscription
Stunning ancient Roman carnelian gem carved with a carved Greek inscription translated to "psyche is beautiful" Dates to circa the 2nd - 3rd century AD.
Length: 8 mm.
Formerly a United Kingdom; subsequently London collection
In ancient Roman mythology, Psyche was a mortal princess who was beloved by Cupid -Eros, the god of love. In Greek mythology, Psyche is a usually represented as a beautiful young woman, whose story and symbols have been incorporated into Roman culture and language. The name Psyche comes from the Greek word for "soul" or "spirit," and she is often associated with the soul's search for love and fulfilment.