UNUSUALLY LARGE AND FINE IMPERIAL ROMAN WHITE ONYX CAMEO OF THE HEAD OF MEDUSA
Set in a modern handmade 22 kt gold case with intricately granulated details, the bezel designed to facilitate wear as either a pendant or a brooch.
2nd–3rd Century AD
4 x 24 mm (1 x 1"); 48 x 42 mm
as presented (2 7/8 x 1 5/8")
Ex: New Jersey private collection, before 1982.
Antiquarium, Ltd.; Ancient Treasures XIX. (London, 2020) p.39
Spier, Jeffrey; Ancient gems and finger rings : catalogue of the collection (Malibu, 1992) p.161, no. 446