UNUSUALLY LARGE AND FINE IMPERIAL ROMAN WHITE ONYX CAMEO OF THE HEAD OF MEDUSA
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Set in a modern handmade 22 kt gold case with intricately granulated details, the bezel designed to facilitate wear as either a pendant or a brooch.

 

2nd–3rd Century AD

4 x 24 mm (1 x 1"); 48 x 42 mm 

as presented (2 7/8 x 1 5/8")

 

Ex: New Jersey private collection, before 1982.

 

#4452

 

Published: 

Antiquarium, Ltd.; Ancient Treasures XIX. (London, 2020) p.39

 

 

 

Comparandum:

Spier, Jeffrey; Ancient gems and finger rings : catalogue of the collection  (Malibu, 1992) p.161, no. 446

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