11 December 2003
EUROPEAN PRIVATE COLLECTION
ACQUIRED SINCE THE 1960S
A LATE ROMAN GOLD FINGER RING
Circa 350 A.D.
The solid hoop flat, beveled on the interior, with a raised rectangular bezel inscribed FIDEM, the hoop inscribed CONSTANTINO, the underside of the bezel stamped with an intersecting T and R, for the city of Trier
1 in. (2.5 cm.) wide; ring size 12¼
Said to have been found in Belgium.
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Offered to benefit a new scholarship initiative from Bennington College, this work distils the unique form of abstraction for which the artist would become famous
Ahead of the sale of portraits of four different muses, we focus on the women the artist came to depend on so passionately