6 December 2007,
New York, Rockefeller Plaza
Price Realised USD 4,000
Estimate USD 4,000 - USD 6,000
A ROMAN GOLD AND BANDED AGATE PENDANT
CIRCA 1ST AND 3RD CENTURY A.D.
With an openwork fringe around a short sheet collar, the wide suspension loop at the back with infolded edges, set with an earlier bevelled oval stone, circa 1st century A.D., deeply engraved with a draped profile bust of Serapis, the god with characteristic full beard and long wavy hair bound in a diadem, his head surmounted by a kalathos
1 7/16 in. (3.7 cm.) long
New York +1 212 636 2000
London +44 (0)20 7839 9060
Hong Kong +852 2760 1766
Shanghai +86 21 6355 1766
American Private Collection, 1990s.
Anonymous sale; Christie's, New York, 13 December 2002, lot 630.
PROPETY OF A CALIFORNIA COLLECTOR