• Ancient Jewelry  auction at Christies

    Sale 2233

    Ancient Jewelry

    11 December 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 404

    A GREEK CARNELIAN RINGSTONE

    HELLENISTIC PERIOD, CIRCA 1ST CENTURY B.C.

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A GREEK CARNELIAN RINGSTONE
    HELLENISTIC PERIOD, CIRCA 1ST CENTURY B.C.
    The convex oval stone engraved with Omphale, standing in three-quarter view, depicted nude but for Herakles' lionskin mantle, on a groundline; mounted as a ring in a modern gold setting
    ¾ in. (9.5 cm.) long; ring size 8¾


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    Provenance

    with Ariadne Galleries, New York, 1980s.