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Late Roman, ca. 4th century CE. A finely carved ungulate bone pendant depicting a winged cherub, presented as if hovering upon celestial clouds with legs slightly bent, hands placed upon thighs, and lofty wings fluttering behind. Fitted to an 18K gold bale. A lovely example of Christian art from the late Roman imperial period when Constantine the Great became the first Roman emperer to convert to Christianity. Size: 1.25" L (3.2 cm)

Provenance: ex-New Jersey, USA collection, acquired over 20 years ago

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Surface wear commensurate with age. Nice patina.

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Rare Roman Bone Cherub Pendant w/ 18K Gold Bale

Estimate $700 - $900Feb 15, 2018
Louisville, CO, USA