6 December 2007
THE PROPERTY OF A PRIVATE COLLECTOR
A GREEK GOLD AND GARNET FINGER RING
HELLENISTIC PERIOD, CIRCA 3RD CENTURY B.C.
In the form of two serpents, the broad hoop fabricated from sheet, the outer surface embellished with rows of wires including plain wire, square in section, two rows of rope wires, and a central beaded wire, the serpent heads protruding on one edge with their bodies looping in figure-eights, a single granule in between, their tails coiled outward along the other edge, a granule in between, the hoop set with a lozenge-shaped convex garnet in a dog-tooth setting
7/8 in. (2.2 cm.) wide; ring size 8¾
European Private Collection, 1965.
Anonymous sale; Christie's, New York, 8 December 2005, lot 48.
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