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    Sale 1974

    Indian & Southeast Asian Art

    21 March 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 558

    A gold ring with carnelian ringstone

    NORTHWESTERN FRONTIER, CIRCA 5TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A gold ring with carnelian ringstone
    Northwestern Frontier, circa 5th century
    The plain hoop with a rounded profile widening towards the large oval bezel, the ringstone carved in intaglio with a male bust
    1 3/16 in. (2.8 cm.) wide; ring size 10½


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    For another ringstone of similar design, dated to the 5th/6th century, from the Northwest Frontier of India, see M. Henig, Classical Gems, 1994, cat. no. 487, p. 217.

    Provenance

    Japanese Collection, 1980s