6 December 2007,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 4,375
Estimate USD 2,000 - USD 3,000
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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