• Ancient Jewelry  auction at Christies

    Sale 2233

    Ancient Jewelry

    11 December 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 472

    A ROMAN CARNELIAN CAMEO

    CIRCA 4TH CENTURY A.D.

    Price Realised  

    A ROMAN CARNELIAN CAMEO
    CIRCA 4TH CENTURY A.D.
    The round stone in two layers, white on orange, carved with a Greek inscription in four lines reading: "Grace of God, good luck to the bearer," framed by a wreath
    3/8 in. (1 cm.) long


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    Provenance

    London Art Market, early 1980s.


    Literature

    J. Spier, Late Antique and Early Christian Gems, Wiesbaden, 2007, no. 749.