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A CARVED OVAL ONYX CAMEO BUST OF A WOMAN
Bare-breasted, with elaborate coiffure and diadem, holding a fluted bowl of fruit, facing front and turned slightly to the right; in an oblong gold mount; applied to an oval grey agate ground within a later silver-gilt oval frame with suspension loop
Similar busts of women wearing jewellery and court dress are in most museum collections. See O. M. Dalton, Catalogue of the Engraved Gems of the Post Classical Periods in the British Museum (London, 1915), nos. 441, 443.