12 April 2016
A ROMAN GOLD FINGER RING
CIRCA 1ST-2ND CENTURY A.D.
The hoop slightly rounded on the exterior, flat on the interior, a finely-modeled draped bust of Tyche emerging from its bezel, the goddess wearing a veil over the back of her head, her center-parted wavy hair surmounted by a mural crown, her facial features well articulated
.15/16 in. (2.4 cm.) long; ring size 2 ½
Bochberg Collection, Germany, prior to 1977.
Art Market, London, 1990s.
Private Collection, New York, 2003-2015.
Acquired by the current owner from the above, 2015.
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W. Hornbostel, Kunst der Antike - Schätze aus norddeutschem Privatbesitz, Mainz, 1977, p. 6, no. 426.
Hamburg, Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg, Schätze aus norddeutschem Privatbesitz, 21 January-6 March 1977.
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