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Estimate: 500 GBP   |   Starting price: 200 GBP Online bidding closed
Rare, roman carnelian intaglio. Egyptian canopy: the body of the vase, curved, shows decorations, and lies on a braided base (basket?); the lid, in profile, is made by the head of Osiris. Convex surface. 1st-2nd century A.D. For comparison: Jeffrey Spier, Ancient gems and finger rings, Catalogue of the Collections The J. Paul Getty Museum, p.127, n.339.
8 x 6,5 x 2,5 mm

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