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A CARVED OVAL ONYX CAMEO HEAD OF ATHENA
Wearing Corinthian helmet wreathed with olive leaves, and embossed with her attribute the owl, long curls falling onto the shoulder, facing in profile to the left; in an oval gold mount applied to a banded agate ground, within an associated beaded gilt-bronze frame surmounted by ribbons tied in a knot
For similar heads of Athena see G. Lippold, Gemmen und Kameen des Altertums und der Neuzeit, (Stuttgart, 1920), pl. CXVII, nos. 3, 4.