9 December 2008,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 20,000
Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000
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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European Private Collection, 1977.
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