9 December 2008,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 3,125
Estimate USD 4,000 - USD 6,000
A ROMAN CARNELIAN RINGSTONE
CIRCA 2ND-3RD CENTURY A.D.
The flat oval stone engraved with a lovemaking scene, a standing man penetrating a woman from behind, her head turned back and one arm extended back towards his head, on a groundline; mounted as a swivel ring in a modern gold setting
½ in. (1.3 cm.) long; ring size 10½
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Paris Private Collection, 1990s.
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