• Ancient Jewelry  auction at Christies

    Sale 2233

    Ancient Jewelry

    11 December 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 471

    A ROMAN GOLD AND CARNELIAN FINGER RING

    CIRCA 5TH-7TH CENTURY A.D.

    Price Realised  

    A ROMAN GOLD AND CARNELIAN FINGER RING
    CIRCA 5TH-7TH CENTURY A.D.
    The plain hollow hoop with two granules on either side where it joins the underside of the high hexagonal bezel, its sides with voluted straps in between columns supporting a circular box, its edge punctuated with single granules, set with a circular etched carnelian cameo, carved with a hare facing left, enclosed within a line border
    5/16 in. (.8 cm.) long; ring size 6


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    Provenance

    North American Private Collection, early 1980s.


    Literature

    J. Spier, Late Antique and Early Christian Gems, Wiesbaden, 2007, no. 751.