ROMAN GOLD CAMEO PENDANTPrint
ROMAN GOLD CAMEO PENDANT
Integrated ribbed loop, the oval shaped cell with radiating strokes to the flange border, the inset agate-onyx cameo with profile female bust to the left, fine detailed face, her wavy hair plaited and wound in a bun,
style of Faustina Junior, wife Marcus Aurelius. Cameo reset in later gold setting
Ex coll. H.J., Netherlands, acq. from coll. C.M.,London, UK; formerly in a private New York collection; acquired in the 1980s.
H. 3,6 cm. Weight 5,92 gr.
2nd – 4th cent. AD
Cf. F.H. Marshall, Catalogue of Greek, Etruscan and Roman, British Museum repr. 1969, for discussion