5 December 2001
A GREEK GOLD FINGER RING
Circa 450-400 B.C.
Solid cast with a ribbon hoop, flat on the interior, rounded on the exterior, expanding at the shoulders, the large round bezel engraved with a figure of Aphrodite, the goddess seated on a large rock, wearing a high-belted chiton and a himation, gazing into a mirror held in her right hand, before her a small winged Eros holding a dove, a groundline below
1 in. (2.5 cm) diameter; ring size 4½
Galerie Nefer, Zurich
Ancient Jewelry, Christie's New York, 8 December 1999, lot 25
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