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Title: A Note on the Constantinian Cameo, now in Leiden
Author(s): STEPHENSON, Paul
Journal: BABESCH
Volume: 90    Date: 2015   
Pages: 237-240
DOI: 10.2143/BAB.90.0.3089923

Abstract :
This paper offers a response to a new interpretation of the Constantinian cameo, which until recently was kept in Utrecht and is now in Leiden. It focusses attention away from the imperial adults depicted, a man and two women, and onto the cameo’s key figure, a boy, whom the adults frame, and at whom both women point. The boy is wearing a helmet and cuirass, clutching a sword hilt with his left hand and with his right hand acknowledging the viewer.

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