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Baron Adolphe de Rothschild, Vienne.
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A CARVED OVAL ONYX CAMEO BUST OF THE EMPEROR CLAUDIUS
Wreathed and facing in profile to the right; in a silver-gilt rope-twist oval mount applied to a later octagonal ebony and tortoiseshell frame embellished with eight silver-gilt roses, suspension loop above
The present bust is close to another imperial head in Munich. See I. Weber, Geschnittene Steine aus altbayerischem Besitz (Munich and Berlin, 2001), no. 279.