• Ancient Jewelry  auction at Christies

    Sale 2233

    Ancient Jewelry

    11 December 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 430

    A ROMAN CARNELIAN RINGSTONE

    CIRCA 1ST CENTURY A.D.

    Price Realised  

    A ROMAN CARNELIAN RINGSTONE
    CIRCA 1ST CENTURY A.D.
    The convex oval stone engraved with Romulus and Remus suckling from the she-wolf that stands above them, her head turned down toward the young boys, her swollen teats hanging; on a groundline
    5/8 in. (1.6 cm.) wide


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    For a similar example see no. 39 in Richter, Engraved Gems of the Romans.

    Provenance

    UK Private Collection, acquired prior to the 1960s.