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    Sale 2057

    Ancient Jewelry

    9 December 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 252

    A GREEK CARNELIAN RINGSTONE

    LATE HELLENISTIC PERIOD, CIRCA 1ST CENTURY B.C.

    Price Realised  

    A GREEK CARNELIAN RINGSTONE
    LATE HELLENISTIC PERIOD, CIRCA 1ST CENTURY B.C.
    The flat oval stone engraved with a bust of Alexander the Great, his muscular upper torso nude, depicted frontally, his head in profile to the left, with wild wavy hair featuring his distinctive anastole
    11/16 in. (18 cm.) long


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    Provenance

    with George Zakos, Basel (d. 1980).