29 April 2010,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 5,250
Estimate GBP 2,000 - GBP 3,000
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.
VAT rate of 5% is payable on hammer price and at 17.5% on the buyer's premium.
Formerly in a European private collection, acquired in the 1920s-30s.
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