5 December 2012
PROPERTY FROM AN ISRAELI-AMERICAN PRIVATE COLLECTION
A ROMAN GOLD AND CARNELIAN FINGER RING
CIRCA 1ST-2ND CENTURY A.D.
The thin plain hoop expanding to the circular bezel, set with a flat carnelian engraved with a sphinx seated in profile, the wings curving at their tips, the tail upraised, on a groundline
13/16 in. (2.1 cm.) wide; ring size 4
Private Collection, Zurich.
with Ariadne Galleries, New York, 1990.
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