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Carnelian cameo with a fish

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A fish, profile to left. Three layers, orange red, white, and orange red.

Provenance

By date unknown: Count Michel Tyszkiewicz Collection; 1898: auction of the M. Tyszkiewicz Collection, Hotel des Commissaires-Priseurs, 9 rue Drouot, Paris, June 8-10, lot 281 (said to have been found in Rome); by 1898: with Edward Perry Warren; 1898: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 69,618.13 (this figure is the total price for MFA 98.641-98.940)

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Roman Provincial,

Dimensions

Length: 1.8 cm (11/16 in.)

Accession Number

98.762

Medium or Technique

Carnelian, cameo

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Cameos