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    Sale 1209

    Collection Yves Saint Laurent et Pierre Bergé

    23 - 25 February 2009, Paris

  • Lot 433

    CAMEE EN TURQUOISE SCULPTEE REPRESENTANT LA TETE D'ANTINOUS

    XIXEME SIECLE

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    CAMEE EN TURQUOISE SCULPTEE REPRESENTANT LA TETE D'ANTINOUS
    XIXEME SIECLE
    Sa tête ornée de guirlandes de fleurs, un ruban retombant sur son épaule, de profil tourné vers la gauche; dans une monture ovale en métal doré appliquée sur un fond en agate, enchâssé dans un cadre en vermeil à motif de volutes et de feuilles d'acanthe, surmonté d'un masque de putto ailé, sur une base en bois curviligne
    Hauteur: 4.8 cm. (2 in.), Hauteur totale: 18 cm. (7¼ in.)


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    Ce modèle s'inspire du relief en marbre découvert près de la villa d'Hadrien, désormais conservé à la villa Albani à Rome (F. Haskell and N. Penny, Taste and the Antique - The Lure of Classical Sculpture 1500-1900, Londres et New Haven, 1981, pp. 145-146, fig. 75.

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    Post Lot Text

    A CARVED TURQUOISE CAMEO HEAD OF ANTINOUS
    19TH CENTURY
    His head garlanded with flowers, a ribbon falling across his shoulder, facing in profile to the left; in a gilt-metal oval mount applied to an agate ground, within an associated silver-gilt frame decorated with scrolls and acanthus leaves surmounted by the mask of a winged putto, on curvilinear wooden base

    The head derives from the marble relief excavated at Hadrian's villa, now in the Villa Albani, Rome (F. Haskell and N. Penny, Taste and the Antique - The Lure of Classical Sculpture 1500-1900, London and New Haven, 1981, pp. 145-6, fig. 75).