Intaglio, agate, portrait of Greek warrior, Nicolai Meresev, Moscow, Russia, c 1996. A yellow/amber coloured agate of a semi-spherical shape. The flat side, formed as a rectangle with rounded corners, is incised in the intaglio technique with a head-and-neck profile of a young Greek warrior looking to the right. Depicted with regular features, straight Greek nose and wavy hair, he wears a helmet. (It may be Pericles, the Athenian statesman, c 495-429 B.C.).