Sardonyx bust of a maenad, or possibly Ariadne, consort of Bacchus, head crowned with ivy , falling in ringlets to her shoulders, neckline draped, facing in profile towards the left. The border, ivy garland and robe in yellow-brown over white over brown layers within a bevelled border. In gold pendant, the frame with moulded edge surmounted by a chrysoprase between two rubies amidst scrolls. Cameo:1st century A.D., Pendant:c.1700.
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