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    Sale 1209

    Collection Yves Saint Laurent et Pierre Bergé

    23 - 25 February 2009, Paris

  • Lot 458

    CAMEE OVALE EN HELIOTROPE SCULPTE REPRESENTANT LA TETE DE L'EMPEREUR TRAJAN

    XVIEME OU XVIIEME SIECLE

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    CAMEE OVALE EN HELIOTROPE SCULPTE REPRESENTANT LA TETE DE L'EMPEREUR TRAJAN
    XVIEME OU XVIIEME SIECLE
    Couronné de laurier, de profil tourné vers la droite; dans une bordure rectangulaire ajourée en bronze doré, appliquée sur un fond ovale en héliotrope, enchâssé dans un cadre ovale d'époque postérieure en bronze doré, orné de feuilles d'acanthe, surmonté d'un anneau de suspension
    Hauteur: 2 cm. (¾ in.), Hauteur totale: 9 cm. (3½ in.)


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    Pour un exemple similaire au Metropolitan Museum of Art de New York, consulter le Catalogue of the Post Classical Cameos in the Milton Weil Collection (Vienne, 1932, no 45, pl. XIX) de E. Kris

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    Post Lot Text

    A CARVED HELIOTROPE CAMEO HEAD OF THE EMPEROR TRAJAN
    16TH OR 17TH CENTURY
    Wreathed with laurel, facing in profile to the right; in a rectangular openwork gilt-bronze surround applied to an oval heliotrope ground within a later oval gilt-bronze frame with repeating acanthus border, suspension loop

    For a similar example in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, see E. Kris Catalogue of the Post Classical Cameos in the Milton Weil Collection (Vienna, 1932), no. 45, pl. XIX.