A ROMAN BROWN CHALCEDONY RINGSTONE WITH A PYGMY
A ROMAN BROWN CHALCEDONY RINGSTONE WITH A PYGMY
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PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF DR. CORINNE BRONFMAN
A ROMAN BROWN CHALCEDONY RINGSTONE WITH A PYGMY

ROMAN REPUBLIC, CIRCA LATE 2ND-EARLY 1ST CENTURY B.C.

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A ROMAN BROWN CHALCEDONY RINGSTONE WITH A PYGMY
ROMAN REPUBLIC, CIRCA LATE 2ND-EARLY 1ST CENTURY B.C.
9⁄16 in. (1.2 cm.) wide; ring size 8
Provenance
Marjorie Bronfman (1917-2012), Montreal, acquired by 1978; gifted to her daughter, Dr. Corinne Bronfman (1947-2022), Washington, D.C.; thence by descent to the current owner.

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Lot Essay

On this gem, a pygmy, clad in a tunic and a pointed cap, strides forward on a groundline, shouldering a pole tied with a bundle at each end. The gem is mounted as a ring in a 19th century gold setting.

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