11 December 2009,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 3,750
Estimate USD 4,000 - USD 6,000
A ROMAN CARNELIAN RINGSTONE
CIRCA 2ND CENTURY A.D.
The flat oval stone engraved with a tall two-handled krater, its body composed of a triple mask, one frontal flanked by two in profile, with handles formed from mice seated on the rim, a pedum and syrinx on either side of the foot; mounted as a ring in a modern gold setting
5/8 in. (1.6 cm.) long; ring size 6¾
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Molly Morse Limmer
For a similar example see no. 382 in Spier, Ancient Gems and Finger Rings.
French Collection, 1950s-1960s.
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