London, South Kensington
7 October 2010
A ROMAN BANDED AGATE INTAGLIO WITH BABOON
CIRCA 1ST CENTURY B.C./A.D.
The animal seated facing left, with legs bent up in front, paws on knees, tail curled behind, in later gold ring setting
Intaglio: 3/8 in. (0.9 cm.) long
Paris collection, 1960s; thence by descent to the present owner.
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Cf. B. Y. Berry, Ancient Gems from the Collection of Burton Y. Berry, Indiana University Art Museum, 1968, p. 98, no. 178 for similar.
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