Christie's Special Exhibition Gallery
7 December 2011
A ROMAN AGATE RINGSTONE
CIRCA 1ST CENTURY A.D.
The flat oval stone engraved with a winged bust of Victoria in profile to the left, the hair arranged in plaits and bound in a fillet; mounted as a ring in a modern gold setting
5/8 in. (1.6 cm.) long; ring size 9
with Fortuna Fine Arts, New York, 1980s.
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For the subject compare the carnelian ringstone from Pompeii, no. 105 in Pannuti, Catalogo della Collezione Glittica.
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