6 December 2007,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 18,750
Estimate USD 1,000 - USD 1,500
A ROMAN AMETHYST RING STONE
CIRCA 2ND-3RD CENTURY A.D.
Double sided, one side engraved with an ithyphallic jackal-headed deity, standing with both arms raised, encircled by a Greek inscription, the other side with a lovemaking scene, the goat-legged god Pan penetrating his lover from behind, resting his hands on his lover's back, the lover leaning forward with the hands lowered to the knees
¾ in. (1.9 cm.) long
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European Private Collection, acquired in the late 19th-early 20th century.
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