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    Sale 1914

    Ancient Jewelry

    6 December 2007, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 318

    AN ITALIC AMETHYST RING STONE

    CIRCA 1ST CENTURY B.C.

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    AN ITALIC AMETHYST RING STONE
    CIRCA 1ST CENTURY B.C.
    The convex oval stone engraved with Omphale, depicted nude but for Herakles' lion skin draped over her shoulders, enveloping her arms, the paws and tail splaying to either side of her body, the hero's club resting on her shoulder
    13/16 in. (2 cm.) long


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    Provenance

    European Private Collection, acquired in the late 19th-early 20th century.


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A EUROPEAN GENTLEMAN