• Ancient Jewelry  auction at Christies

    Sale 2233

    Ancient Jewelry

    11 December 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 412

    A ROMAN CARNELIAN RINGSTONE

    CIRCA 1ST CENTURY B.C.

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A ROMAN CARNELIAN RINGSTONE
    CIRCA 1ST CENTURY B.C.
    The flat oval stone engraved with Rhea Silvia beside a tree, wearing a chiton, a bird perching on a branch above her head, wings outstretched; mounted as a ring in a modern gold setting
    7/8 in. (2.2 cm.) long; ring size 6¾


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    For the subject compare nos. 359-360 in Schlüter, Platz-Horster and Zazoff, Antike Gemmen in Deutschen Sammlungen, Band IV.

    Provenance

    British Private Collection, 1980s.