6 December 2007,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 5,625
Estimate USD 3,000 - USD 5,000
A ROMAN GOLD AND CARNELIAN FINGER RING
CIRCA 3RD CENTURY A.D.
The solid hoop with angled bevelled shoulders, the high bezel off-set by an incised groove, set with an earlier Roman flat circular stone, circa 1st century A.D., engraved with a theater mask in profile to the left
1 1/8 in. (2.9 cm.) wide; ring size 5½
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London Art Market, 1990s.
Anonymous sale; Christie's, New York, 11 December 2003, lot 464.
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