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DOVE

DOVE

Period

Stone

Size

Roman – 2nd – 3rd Century AD

Nicolo

11.3mm

An oval intaglio depicting a dove holding an olive branch in its beak, symbolising peace. The dove also represents love and romance, as in Greek and Roman mythology, the dove was associated with Venus, goddess of love. The dove holding the olive branch was also used by early Christians to portray baptisms.