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    Sale 2057

    Ancient Jewelry

    9 December 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 319

    A ROMAN CARNELIAN RINGSTONE

    CIRCA 2ND-3RD CENTURY A.D.

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    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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    Provenance

    Paris Private Collection, 1990s.


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A EUROPEAN SCHOLAR