• Ancient Jewelry  auction at Christies

    Sale 2233

    Ancient Jewelry

    11 December 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 464

    A ROMAN FRAGMENTARY AGATE CAMEO

    CIRCA 3RD-4TH CENTURY A.D.

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A ROMAN FRAGMENTARY AGATE CAMEO
    CIRCA 3RD-4TH CENTURY A.D.
    Carved in two layers, orange on white, preserving the forepart of a fish, possibly a red mullet, the eyes, mouth, and scales naturalistically rendered; mounted as a ring in a modern gold setting
    ½ in. (1.3 cm.) long; ring size 9½


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    Provenance

    Pusey House, Oxford, donated in the early 19th century; Christie's, London, 13 October 2008, lot 55 (part).