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Engraved Gem with Cupid holding a Butterfly
first half of 1st century A.D.
1.5 × 1.2 × 0.4 cm (5/8 × 7/16 × 3/16 in.)
Type A4 (only slightly convex). Blue with white horizontal strip. Only slightly convex. Bust of Cupid (whose wings are not denoted) facing three-quarter to front; he clasps a butterfly (denoting Psyche) to his chest.
Damon Mezzacappa (New York, New York), sold to the J. Paul Getty Museum, 1984.