9 December 2008,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 5,250
Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000
A ROMAN SARDONYX CAMEO PORTRAIT BUST OF THE EMPEROR CARACALLA
CIRCA 212-217 A.D.
Wearing a cuirass, his head turned slightly to his right, a laurel wreath in his short hair, with characteristic short beard, his mustache framing his scowling mouth, with a heavy brow and creased forehead, his eyes articulated
1¼ in. (3.2 cm.) long
New York +1 212 636 2000
London +44 (0)20 7839 9060
Hong Kong +852 2760 1766
Shanghai +86 21 6355 1766
Anonymous sale; Christie's, New York, 13 Dec 2002, lot 619.
THE PROPERTY OF A MASSACHUSETTS PRIVATE COLLECTOR
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