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    Sale 1914

    Ancient Jewelry

    6 December 2007, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 432

    A ROMAN AGATE CAMEO

    CIRCA 1ST CENTURY A.D.

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A ROMAN AGATE CAMEO
    CIRCA 1ST CENTURY A.D.
    The oval stone carved in three layers, brown on white on brown, with a goat in profile to the left on a groundline, the natural banding of the stone exploited to give a multicolored appearance to its fleece; mounted as a ring in a modern gold setting
    in. (1.5 cm.) wide; ring size 8


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    Provenance

    with Ariadne Galleries, New York, 1980s.