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    Sale 1914

    Ancient Jewelry

    6 December 2007, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 329

    A ROMAN SARDONYX CAMEO

    CIRCA 1ST CENTURY A.D.

    Price Realised  

    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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    Provenance

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


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A EUROPEAN GENTLEMAN