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Lot 40

Estimate: 850 GBP   |   Starting price: 380 GBP Price realized: 400 GBP
Roman deep red carnelian intaglio. Bust of Omphale, with lion skin; in profile, facing left. Characterized by deeply carved volumes, but longilineal at the same time. The subject has been appreciated since ancient times. The stone is chipped on the edge, on the opposite side of the character's profile. References: Lucia Pirzio Biroli Stefanelli, La collezione Paoletti (vol.2), cast n.639, Tome I, drawer 9 n. inv. MR 24656 ("Jole the Herakles wife"); n. 425, Tome III, drawer 8, inv. MR 25902 ("Jole, the Herakles' wife", from a carnelian intaglio. Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli, Farnese collection, inv. 26066). 1st-2nd century A.D.
14 x 9 x 4 mm

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