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N4919 : Alexandrian cameo representing Athena; bust in profile to the left, wearing a crested helmet with visor and neck-piece, decorated with a flying gryphon; the small aegis with gorgoneion is fringed with snakes. Sardonyx cameo of four layers, ivory, in which the decorations of the helmet, the rim of the aegis and the gorgoneion are cut; translucent amber brown, used for the helmet, hair, and aegis, milky-white for the flesh and crest, and translucent brown from the background. In high relief, oval.

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