11 December 2009,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 3,250
Estimate USD 3,000 - USD 5,000
A ROMAN SARDONYX CAMEO
CIRCA LATE 4TH-5TH CENTURY A.D.
The oval stone in two layers, light blue on black, carved with two facing storks, their heads upraised, a vase in between, encircled by a linear border; together with its fragmentary original silver mount (not illustrated)
5/8 in. (1.6 cm.) long
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Molly Morse Limmer
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