Ancient Roman Gold Pendant with Onyx Cameo

GBP 1,800.00

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Object Description

An extremely fine Ancient Roman pendant featuring a gold medallion enriched with a high relief double layered onyx cameo of a female profile. The figure is depicted facing right with the lower half of her face now missing due to age. Attention to detail in this portrayal is evident; the jawline and the long neck are finely carved, her hair is gathered in a low bun, fashionable at the time and the drapery of the dress frames her face below. The central image is set within a gold sleeve and is framed by a delicate border with a petal motif. A gold loop has been added to the top for suspension and the reverse is unadorned.

Date: 2nd century A.D.

Object History

From the collection of a Cambridge lady, 1990s.

Object Condition

Fine condition. The pendant is intact and wearable, the image is clear and detailed. The nose and the chin of the woman has been damaged.

Object Details

  • dimensions
    W:1.6 x H:0.8 x D:2.7 centimeters

Dealer Opening Times

By appointment only.

Dealer Contact

+44 (0)208 364 4565
+44 (0)7833231322

Dealer Location

The Gallery
Trent Park Equestrian Centre
Eastpole Farm House, Bramley Road
Oakwood, N14 4UW, United Kingdom

St James's Ancient Art
10 Charles II Street, Ground Floor
St James

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