• Antiquities auction at Christies

    Sale 5487

    Antiquities

    29 April 2010, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 125

    A ROMAN ONYX CAMEO

    CIRCA 3RD CENTURY A.D.

    Price Realised  

    A ROMAN ONYX CAMEO
    CIRCA 3RD CENTURY A.D.
    Carved in two layers, white on pale blue, with a draped bust of a woman in profile to the right, her hair arranged in a helmfrisur, the face undercut
    1 in. (2.6 cm.) long


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    For the hairstyle, cf. C. Wagner & J. Boardman, A Collection of Classical and Eastern Intaglios, Rings and Cameos, Oxford, 2003, no. 633.

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    Provenance

    Formerly in a European private collection, acquired in the 1920s-30s.