6 December 2007,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 2,000
Estimate USD 2,000 - USD 3,000
A GREEK BRONZE FINGER RING
CLASSICAL PERIOD, CIRCA LATE 5TH CENTURY B.C.
With a plain hoop, oval in section, expanding at the shoulders to the oval bezel, engraved with an eagle standing upon a reclining ram, the eagle with its wings raised, its head lowered to the back of the ram's head
7/8 in. (2.2 cm.) wide
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European Private Collection, acquired in the late 19th-early 20th century.
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