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A CARVED OVAL SARDONYX CAMEO BUST OF THE EMPEROR ANTONINUS PIUS
LATE 18TH OR EARLY 19TH CENTURY
Bearded, wreathed, mantle brooched at the shoulder, facing in profile to the left; in an oval gold mount applied to a striated oval agate ground within an associated gilt-bronze frame of laurel and oak leaf flanked by flying figures of putti bearing palms, scrolls between mask below and surmounted by the mask of a girl wearing a necklace
For similar portraits of Roman Emperors see I. Weber, Geschnittene Steine des 18. bis 20. Jahrhunderts (Munich, 1995), nos. 64-75.