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A CARVED OVAL SARDONYX CAMEO BUST OF THE EMPEROR TIBERIUS
Wreathed with laurel, wearing a corselet and with his mantle brooched on the right shoulder, facing in profile to the left; in a serrated gilt-metal mount applied to a circular variegated marble ground enriched with openwork decorative motifs, all in an associated gilt-bronze frame bordered by shells, foliage and winged putti
The use of the layers of the sardonyx to differentiate between wreath, cheeks and mantle compares with the treatment of hair and mantle in I. Weber, Geschnittene Steine Aus Altbayerischem Besitz (Munich et Berlin, 2001), no. 279.