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    Sale 1914

    Ancient Jewelry

    6 December 2007, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 465

    A ROMAN GOLD CARNELIAN CAMEO PENDANT

    CIRCA 2ND-3RD CENTURY A.D.

    Price Realised  

    A ROMAN GOLD CARNELIAN CAMEO PENDANT
    CIRCA 2ND-3RD CENTURY A.D.
    The drop-shaped bezel with a beaded wire border, the sheet suspension loop with a single granule at the join, set with the cameo carved with a portrait of a draped woman in profile to the right, her hair rolled back at the sides and tied in a chignon; strung as a pendant on a necklace composed of barrel-shaped banded agate beads interspersed with small modern gold beads; strung with a modern S-hook closure
    19¼ in. (48.9 cm.) long


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    Provenance

    Acquired by the current owner prior to 1980.