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    Sale 1209

    Collection Yves Saint Laurent et Pierre Bergé

    23 - 25 February 2009, Paris

  • Lot 420

    CAMEE OVALE EN SARDOINE SCULPTEE REPRESENTANT UN BUSTE D'ATHLETE

    DEBUT DU XVIIIEME SIECLE

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    CAMEE OVALE EN SARDOINE SCULPTEE REPRESENTANT UN BUSTE D'ATHLETE
    DEBUT DU XVIIIEME SIECLE
    Ses cheveux courts attachés dans un filet, un baudrier sur l'épaule gauche, de profil tourné vers la droite; dans une monture ovale en or, sur un fond en agate tigrée enchâssé dans un cadre de forme rectangulaire d'époque postérieure, en bronze doré incrusté d'agate tigrée
    Hauteur: 5 cm. (2 in.), Hauteur totale: 13 cm. (5¼ in.)


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    Pour un autre exemple, voir E. Kris, Catalogue of the Post Classical Cameos in the Milton Weil Collection (Vienne, 1932) p. 28, fig. 62, pl. XXIV.

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    Post Lot Text

    A CARVED OVAL SARDONYX CAMEO BUST OF AN ATHLETE
    EARLY 18TH CENTURY
    His short hair bound with a fillet, a baldric over his left shoulder, facing in profile to the right; in an oval gold mount applied to a banded agate ground within later moulded rectangular gilt-bronze frame inlaid with banded agate

    For another similar, see E. Kris, Catalogue of the Post Classical Cameos in the Milton Weil Collection (Vienna, 1932) p. 28, fig. 62, pl. XXIV.