Lot 28
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A fragmentary Onyx Cameo of Athena Parthenos, circa 1st Century A.D., or later

Estimate
12,000 - 18,000 GBP
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56,250 GBP
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Description

  • A fragmentary Onyx Cameo of Athena Parthenos
of slightly convex form in front and concave in back, probably from a larger composition, the goddess facing left and wearing a scaly aegis with gorgoneion, pendant earring, and helmet with couchant sphinx supporting the crest, Pegasos on the side, four prancing horses in front, and fragmentary turned-up cheek-guard, her long hair flowing down to her shoulders from beneath the broad neck-guard.
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