A carnelian intaglio with a female draped bust, Roman, 1st – 2nd Century AD. Nice orange color with double carinated side, the bust of a female, perhaps the goddess Diana, facing rt. Dia: 8mm. Intact and a nice example!
A Nicolo circular chalcedony ringstone with a centaur, Roman Republic, c. 1st Century BC. The centaur is engraved in profile in a translucent blue-gray chalcedony, one arm extended. Dia: 11mm. Some wear, rare and attractive.
An attractive Roman limestone head of a youth, eastern Mediterranean, c. 1st – 2nd Century AD, with close cropped hair and handsome features. Traces of original paint in the recesses and carved with the back of head unfinished, meaning the sculpture was meant to be viewed from the front. H: 5 3/4” (14.4 cm). Old collection numbers inked on back of head and under neck. Nicely mounted on custom base.
A life-size marble head of Hermes, Roman, c. 2nd Century AD. His hair is closely cropped and he wears a petasos. Handsome facials features with rounded cheeks and full lips, eyes nicely detailed. Some chipping to nose and chin as well as areas of the petasos. H: 9” (22.9 cm). Nice quality marble with much of the original polished surface remaining. Nicely mounted on custom granite base.