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Post Lot Text
A CARVED OVAL CHALCEDONY CAMEO BUST OF JUPITER
17TH OR 18TH CENTURY
Wreathed in oak leaves, aegis indicated on the right shoulder, facing three quarters towards the front, head turned slightly left; in an oval gold mount within later moulded rectangular porphyry ground and associated gilt-bronze frame with leaf moulding surmounted by scrolls supporting a suspension loop
The types derives from a Hellenistic sardonyx cameo from Ephesus in the Museo Archeologico in Venice, which had been copied many times.
See I. Weber, Geschnittene Steine des 18. bis 20. Jahrhunderts (Munich, 1995) nos. 158, 174, and G. Lippold, Gemmen und Kameen des Altertums und der Neuzeit (Stuttgart, 1922) pl. II, no. 2.