6 December 2007,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 8,125
Estimate USD 4,000 - USD 6,000
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
New York +1 212 636 2000
London +44 (0)20 7839 9060
Hong Kong +852 2760 1766
Shanghai +86 21 6355 1766
European Private Collection, acquired in the late 19th-early 20th century.
THE PROPERTY OF A EUROPEAN GENTLEMAN
With its sleek, abstract form and its eyes tilted slightly towards the heavens, this rare complete idol is set to be a highligh..
Collector and author Michael Estorick on a favourite signet ring with a Roman-engraved stone and a 13th-century inscription
The legends of the sky god who lost an eye, the unborn child who was sewn into his father’s thigh, and more