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    Sale 1974

    Indian & Southeast Asian Art

    21 March 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 555

    A rare carnelian ringstone with gold mount

    NORTHWESTERN FRONTIER, CIRCA 5TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A rare carnelian ringstone with gold mount
    Northwestern Frontier, circa 5th century
    The carnelian finely carved in intaglio with a prancing horse
    9/16 in. (1.2 cm.) diameter


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    For a ringstone carved in similar intaglio design with a lion, in the collection of the Fitzwilliam Museum Cambridge, dated to the fifth century Gupta period and from the Northwest frontier of India, see M. Henig, Classical Gems, 1994, cat. no. 482, p. 215.

    Provenance

    Japanese Collection, 1980s