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Tazza Farnese
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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…

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Willers, Dietrich (Berne), “Tazza Farnese”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 26 November 2020 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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