Cameo cup (of agate, c. 200 mm in diameter (Gem cutting III.) in Naples, MAN. The TF is a major work of ancient gem engraving; because of its outstanding quality, which permits no comparative observations, the interpretation of the content, rich in figures from Egyptian-Ptolemaic iconography, and the dating - suggestions range from the 3rd cent. BC to the 1st - remain controversial.
E. La Rocca, L'età d'oro di Cleopatra. Indagine sulla T. F., 1984
E. Simon, Alexandria, Samarkand, Florenz, Rom. Stationen der T. F., in: H. Alt…