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Le cadre est en bronze doré et non en vermeil comme il est mentionné dans le catalogue.
The frame is ormolu and not vermeil as described in the catalogue.
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A CARVED OVAL BANDED AGATE CAMEO BUST OF A RULER
Bearded and wreathed, holding a fluted cup, his head turned in profile to the right; in a gold mount applied to an oval agate ground within an associated mirror-backed medallion, the silver-gilt frame with chased foliate decoration
This highly unusual image could represent Midas, the legendary king of Phrygia, the richest of all mortals, who killed himself by drinking the blood of an ox.