• Ancient Jewelry  auction at Christies

    Sale 2233

    Ancient Jewelry

    11 December 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 414

    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 Melpomene, Muse of Tragedy, seated in profile to the left, a theater mask before her, her right hand on her chair, her left hand raised, on a groundline; mounted as a swivel ring in a modern gold setting
    7/16 in. (1.1 cm.) long; ring size 7


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    Provenance

    British Private Collection, 1980s.