Portrait-relief gem of woman in profile to right.

Hair in ribbon under 2 rows of curls, plaited at back and tied in loop at nape of neck. Closely resembles Sainte-Chapelle cameo identified as Agrippina, wife of Germanicus and mother of Caligula. Subsequently discovered to be a forgery.

Provenance

Capt E.G.Spencer-Churchill.


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