11 December 2009,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 10,625
Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000
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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Molly Morse Limmer
with Ariadne Galleries, New York, 1980s.
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