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    Sale 1209

    Collection Yves Saint Laurent et Pierre Bergé

    23 - 25 February 2009, Paris

  • Lot 446

    CAMEE OVALE EN AGATE SCULPTEE REPRESENTANT LA TETE D'UN JEUNE HOMME NOIR

    DEUXIEME MOITIE DU XVIEME SIECLE

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    CAMEE OVALE EN AGATE SCULPTEE REPRESENTANT LA TETE D'UN JEUNE HOMME NOIR
    DEUXIEME MOITIE DU XVIEME SIECLE
    Les cheveux courts bouclés et les lèvres charnues, de profil tourné vers la gauche; dans un cadre ovale d'époque postérieure, en bronze doré, bordé de dragons et monté sur une colonne cylindrique
    Hauteur: 3.8 cm. (1½ in.), Hauteur totale: 12.5 cm. (5 in.)


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    Ce portrait s'apparente à un exemple illustré dans R. Gennaioli, Le Gemme dei Medici al Museo degli Argenti, Florence, 2007, p. 190, no. 86.

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    Post Lot Text

    A CARVED OVAL AGATE CAMEO HEAD OF A BLACK YOUTH
    SECOND HALF 16TH CENTURY
    With short curly hair and full lips, facing in profile to the left; in a later oval gilt-bronze frame flanked by dragons and mounted on a cylindrical column

    The present portrait compares with an example illustrated in R. Gennaioli, Le Gemme dei Medici al Museo degli Argenti (Florence, 2007), p. 190, no. 86.