Byzantine, circa 1100
5,000 - 7,000 GBP
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- Cameo with a Philosopher or a Male Saint
- the shank with a French assay mark
- garnet, set in a later gold ring
- 22mm., 7/8 in. overall
inside diameter: 18mm., 11/16 in.
ring size: N
with Charles Ratton, Paris
Compare the ring set with an amethyst cameo illustrated in D. Scarisbrick, The art of gem engraving from Alexander the Great to Napoleon III, exh. cat. The Hakone Open-Air Museum, Kanagawa and the Fukuoka City Museum, Fukuoka, 2008, pp. 175 and 349, no. 202.