London, South Kensington
28 April 2004
A ROMANO-EGYPTIAN AGATE CAMEO IN GOLD MOUNT
3RD CENTURY A.D.
The profile portrait male bust, probably of an imperial prince, with short hair swept forward from the crown, the eyes with articulated pupils, set in oval gold opus interrasile surround, the gold back with delicate punched lattice work
7/8 in. (2.4 cm.) high
Formerly in the Maurice Nahman collection (1868-1948).
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