• Ancient Jewelry  auction at Christies

    Sale 2233

    Ancient Jewelry

    11 December 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 463

    A ROMAN ONYX CAMEO

    CIRCA 3RD CENTURY A.D.

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    This lot is offered without a reserve

    A ROMAN ONYX CAMEO
    CIRCA 3RD CENTURY A.D.
    The oval stone carved in two layers, white on bluish-black, with a draped bust of a woman in profile to the right, her hair arranged in a helmfrisur, the face undercut
    7/8 in. (2.2 cm.) long


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    For a similar hairstyle compare no. 633 in Wagner and Boardman, A Collection of Classical and Eastern Intaglios, Rings and Cameos.

    Special Notice

    This lot is offered without reserve.


    Provenance

    European Private Collection, acquired in the late 19th-early 20th century.


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A EUROPEAN GENTLEMAN