11 December 2009
A ROMAN CARNELIAN RINGSTONE
CIRCA 1ST CENTURY B.C.
The flat oval stone engraved with Rhea Silvia beside a tree, wearing a chiton, a bird perching on a branch above her head, wings outstretched; mounted as a ring in a modern gold setting
7/8 in. (2.2 cm.) long; ring size 6¾
British Private Collection, 1980s.
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For the subject compare nos. 359-360 in Schlüter, Platz-Horster and Zazoff, Antike Gemmen in Deutschen Sammlungen, Band IV.
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