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Onyx cameo, very small

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Set in an ancient ring. Comic mask of an old man.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought in Rome. Said to be from Palestrina.); 1899: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 32,500.00 (this is the total price for MFA 99.338-99.542)

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greco-Roman,

Dimensions

Legacy dimension: 0.007 H.

Accession Number

99.366

Medium or Technique

Onyx

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Cameos