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Lotto 225 - Web-Auction 106

5.000,00 GBP
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A large postclassical red jasper intaglio. Bust of an Emperor.

18th century (?).
22x32x4 mm

The male figure is facing right and characterized by high cheekbone, straight nose, thick eyebrow and lidded eye. Hair and beard are rendered with various trick lines enhancing the volumes. His forehead is surmounted by a large laurel wreath, tided back by a knot. The bust is covered by a cloak; on the shoulders appears the armour. This portrait reminds the features of the roman emperor Antoninus Pius. Large size. Vivid color and wear marks.

U.K. private collection


Stato lotto:
Asta chiusa