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    Sale 1209

    Collection Yves Saint Laurent et Pierre Bergé

    23 - 25 February 2009, Paris

  • Lot 456

    CAMEE OVALE EN MALACHITE DE L'ADIEU D'HECTOR A SA FAMILLE

    DEBUT DU XIXEME SIECLE

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    CAMEE OVALE EN MALACHITE DE L'ADIEU D'HECTOR A SA FAMILLE
    DEBUT DU XIXEME SIECLE
    Hector partant au combat, entièrement armé, se tournant vers sa femme Andromaque, alors que leur fils Astynax, se cramponne à sa nourrice; fixé par des griffes sur un fond circulaire en bois, enchâssé dans un cadre carré associé en bois monté sur bronze doré, décoré de paires de lyres en relief
    Hauteur: 4 cm. (1¾ in.), Hauteur totale: 17 cm. (6¾ in.)


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    Pour d'autres versions comparables, voir G. Lippold, Gemmen und Kameen des Altertums und der Neuzeit (Stuttgart, 1922), pl. CXLI, no. 5, par Luigi Pichler, et The Art of Gem Engraving From Alexander the Great to Napoleon III (Tokyo, 2008), no. 290, par Guiseppe Girometti.

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    Post Lot Text

    A CARVED OVAL MALACHITE CAMEO REPRESENTING HECTOR'S FAREWELL TO HIS FAMILY
    EARLY 19TH CENTURY
    Hector setting off to fight, fully armed, turning towards his wife Andromache, while their son Astynax, clings to his nurse; secured by claws to a circular wooden ground within an associated square gilt-bronze-mounted wood frame decorated in relief with pairs of lyres
    For other versions of the subject see G. Lippold, Gemmen und Kameen des Altertums und des Neuzeit (Stuttgart, 1922), pl. CXLI, no. 5, by Luigi Pichler, and The Art of Gem Engraving From Alexander the Great to Napoleon III (Tokyo, 2008), no. 290, by Giuseppe Girometti.