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    Sale 1914

    Ancient Jewelry

    6 December 2007, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 415

    AN ITALIC BANDED AGATE RING STONE

    CIRCA 2ND-EARLY 1ST CENTURY B.C.

    Price Realised  

    AN ITALIC BANDED AGATE RING STONE
    CIRCA 2ND-EARLY 1ST CENTURY B.C.
    The flat oval stone engraved with a sculptor seated on a stool before a bearded herm, the sculptor depicted nude, with a beard and a short cap of striated hair, extending both hands toward his work, on a short groundline; mounted as a ring in a modern gold setting
    7/16 in. (1.1 cm.) long; ring size 7½


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    For the subject, compare the sardonyx ring stone from Aquileia, no. 131 in Zeierlein-Diehl, Die Antiken Gemmen des Kunsthistorischen Museums in Wien, Band I.

    Provenance

    English Private Collection, 1990s.
    Anonymous Sale; Christie's, New York, 13 December 2002, lot 576.


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A LADY