11 December 2009
This lot is offered without a reserve
A ROMAN ONYX CAMEO
CIRCA 3RD CENTURY A.D.
The oval stone carved in two layers, white on bluish-black, with a draped bust of a woman in profile to the right, her hair arranged in a helmfrisur, the face undercut
7/8 in. (2.2 cm.) long
European Private Collection, acquired in the late 19th-early 20th century.
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For a similar hairstyle compare no. 633 in Wagner and Boardman, A Collection of Classical and Eastern Intaglios, Rings and Cameos.
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