9 December 2008,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 2,250
Estimate USD 1,500 - USD 2,000
A GREEK SILVER FINGER RING
CLASSICAL PERIOD, CIRCA 4TH CENTURY B.C.
With a plain hoop and a pointed oval bezel, engraved with a seated woman wearing a chiton and himation, her right arm lowered, her left extending forward towards a winged Eros, a gold stud below her hand
13/16 in. (2.1 cm.) wide
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European Private Collection, acquired in the late 19th-early 20th century.
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