6 December 2007
PROPETY OF A CALIFORNIA COLLECTOR
A ROMAN GOLD AND BANDED AGATE PENDANT
CIRCA 1ST AND 3RD CENTURY A.D.
With an openwork fringe around a short sheet collar, the wide suspension loop at the back with infolded edges, set with an earlier bevelled oval stone, circa 1st century A.D., deeply engraved with a draped profile bust of Serapis, the god with characteristic full beard and long wavy hair bound in a diadem, his head surmounted by a kalathos
1 7/16 in. (3.7 cm.) long
American Private Collection, 1990s.
Anonymous sale; Christie's, New York, 13 December 2002, lot 630.
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