6 December 2007,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 8,750
Estimate USD 5,000 - USD 7,000
A ROMAN SARDONYX CAMEO
CIRCA 1ST CENTURY A.D.
The oval stone carved in three layers, brown on white on brown, with a draped bust of a woman in profile to the left, with a small chin and mouth, a rounded nose and large unarticulated eyes, her hair wavy, the back of her head veiled
5/8 in. (1.5 cm.) long
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European Private Collection, acquired in the late 19th-early 20th century.
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