11 December 2009,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 3,000
Estimate USD 2,000 - USD 3,000
A ROMAN GOLD AND CARNELIAN FINGER RING
CIRCA 1ST CENTURY B.C.-1ST CENTURY A.D.
The plain hoop flat on the interior, rounded on the exterior, expanding to the broad shoulders, the high oval bezel with a flanged border, set with a flat oval stone engraved with a bust of Isis in profile to the left, wearing a diminutive Egyptian crown, her coiffure arranged in plaits falling to her shoulders, holding a staff in her raised right hand
7/8 in. (2.2 cm.) long; ring size 7
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Molly Morse Limmer
with Nina Borowski, Paris, 1978.
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