• Ancient Jewelry  auction at Christies

    Sale 2233

    Ancient Jewelry

    11 December 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 343

    A ROMAN CARNELIAN RINGSTONE

    CIRCA 1ST CENTURY B.C.

    Price Realised  

    A ROMAN CARNELIAN RINGSTONE
    CIRCA 1ST CENTURY B.C.
    The flat oval stone engraved with a theater mask in profile, depicting a bearded man; together with a fragmentary Roman carnelian ringstone engraved with two theater masks, a comic mask with a grimacing face depicted frontally, and that of an angry old man in profile
    5/16 in. (.79 cm.) long (2)


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    Provenance

    Acquired prior to 1972.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM A SWISS PRIVATE COLLECTION