11 December 2009,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 2,500
Estimate USD 2,500 - USD 3,500
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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Molly Morse Limmer
Pusey House, Oxford, donated in the early 19th century; Christie's, London, 13 October 2008, lot 55 (part).
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