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    Sale 2057

    Ancient Jewelry

    9 December 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 300

    A ROMAN SARDONYX CAMEO PORTRAIT BUST OF THE EMPEROR CARACALLA

    CIRCA 212-217 A.D.

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    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


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    Provenance

    Anonymous sale; Christie's, New York, 13 Dec 2002, lot 619.


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A MASSACHUSETTS PRIVATE COLLECTOR