9 December 2008,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 1,750
Estimate USD 1,500 - USD 2,000
A ROMAN ONYX CAMEO
CIRCA 2ND-3RD CENTURY A.D.
The oval stone carved in two layers, white on gray, with a head of Serapis in three-quarter view, with a full beard and long wavy hair surmounted by a low modius, his heavy-lidded eyes with articulated irises; mounted as a ring in a modern gold setting
9/16 in. (1.4 cm.) long; ring size 6
New York +1 212 636 2000
London +44 (0)20 7839 9060
Hong Kong +852 2760 1766
Shanghai +86 21 6355 1766
Anonymous sale; Christie's, New York, 9 December 2004, lot 158.
Anonymous sale; Bonham's, London, 13 October 2006, lot 256.
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