• Ancient Jewelry  auction at Christies

    Sale 2233

    Ancient Jewelry

    11 December 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 431

    A ROMAN CARNELIAN RINGSTONE

    CIRCA 1ST CENTURY A.D.

    Price Realised  

    A ROMAN CARNELIAN RINGSTONE
    CIRCA 1ST CENTURY A.D.
    The flat oval stone with bevelled edges, engraved with a gryllos formed of five conjoined heads at rotated angles, viewed in one direction as beardless faces with upswept wild hair, and in the other direction as bald bearded masks
    11/16 in. (1.7 cm.) long


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    Provenance

    with Nina Borowski, Paris, 1985.