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    Sale 2057

    Ancient Jewelry

    9 December 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 260

    A ROMAN CARNELIAN RINGSTONE

    CIRCA 1ST CENTURY B.C.-1ST CENTURY A.D.

    Price Realised  

    A ROMAN CARNELIAN RINGSTONE
    CIRCA 1ST CENTURY B.C.-1ST CENTURY A.D.
    The convex oval stone engraved with a lovemaking scene on a bed, a bearded man outstretched, leaning back with his hand behind him on the post of the bed, his other arm reaching out toward his lover who bends forward on her knees before him, reaching back toward him with one arm, her other hand between her legs, her hair tied in a chignon, her head framed by an open window
    13/16 in. (21 cm.) wide


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    Provenance

    European Private Collection, 1977.