ITALIAN, PROBABLY EARLY 19TH CENTURY
ITALIAN, PROBABLY EARLY 19TH CENTURY

Diana or Luna, goddess of the Moon, riding a chariot

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ITALIAN, PROBABLY EARLY 19TH CENTURY
Diana or Luna, goddess of the Moon, riding a chariot
Sardonyx cameo; set in a circular gold-mounted green porphyry snuff box; a paper label to the interior inscribed in blue ink 'GOLD AND PORPHYRY / CIRCULAR BOX / INSET / 17TH CENTURY / CARVED ITALIAN / CAMEO'
2 1⁄2 in. (6.5 cm.) diameter
Provenance
Acquired from M. Hakim, London, April 1981.

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Lot Essay

The composition of this cameo is based on a roundel set into the west side of the Arch of Constantine, Rome.

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