6 December 2007,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 6,000
Estimate USD 4,000 - USD 6,000
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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Acquired by the current owner prior to 1980.
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