6 December 2007,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 11,250
Estimate USD 4,000 - USD 6,000
EIGHT ROMAN RING STONES
CIRCA 1ST CENTURY B.C.-2ND CENTURY A.D.
One of carnelian engraved with Helios, his head radiate, standing with one arm raised, a whip and a cloak in the other; one of carnelian engraved with a winged draped Victoria, an Eros proffering a wreath in her raised hand, and holding the hand of a second Eros standing behind her; one of carnelian engraved with facing draped male busts, each above a cornucopia overflowing with grapes, their pointed ends overlapping, a winged caduceus in between; one of blue chalcedony engraved with a standing draped Ceres holding a cornucopia in one hand, two sheaves of wheat in the other; one of carnelian engraved with a draped bust of a man in profile to the left, a caduceus before him; one of carnelian, probably modern, engraved with a lovemaking scene, a bearded man reclining, his lover straddling him with both legs raised; one of carnelian engraved with Neptune, a mantle draped around his waist, holding his trident; and one of two-toned red jasper engraved with a winged lynx reclining to the left, a ram's head within its forepaws
Largest: 5/8 in. (1.5 cm.) long (8)
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