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    Sale 1914

    Ancient Jewelry

    6 December 2007, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 340

    A ROMAN GARNET CAMEO

    CIRCA 2ND CENTURY A.D.

    Price Realised  

    A ROMAN GARNET CAMEO
    CIRCA 2ND CENTURY A.D.
    Sculpted in high relief with a facing draped bust of a man, the eyes with heavy lids, his hair in two rows of tight curls, three small locks falling on to his forehead
    11/16 in. (1.7 cm.) long


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    Provenance

    European Private Collection, acquired in the late 19th-early 20th century.


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A EUROPEAN GENTLEMAN