London, South Kensington
7 October 2010
A ROMAN CORNELIAN AND GOLD PENDANT
CIRCA 2ND CENTURY A.D.
The circular stone with tapering sides, engraved with Zeus enthroned, a mantle draped around his legs, his left arm outstretched, supporting on his hand winged Victory holding out a wreath, a sceptre in his other hand, an eagle at his feet, the stone perforated and threaded with a gold wire, one end with a sheet gold collar terminating in an inverted granulated pyramid, the other end coiled into a loop and joined to a ribbed tube, mounted
1¼ in. (3.2 cm.) long
Anonymous sale, Christie's, New York, 6 December 2000, lot 160.
Royal-Athena Galleries, Art of the Ancient World, 2002, no. 112.
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Art of the Ancient World, 2002, no. 112.
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