9 December 2004
PROPERTY FROM THE LEO MILDENBERG COLLECTION OF ANCIENT ANIMALS
A LATE ROMAN OR BYZANTINE BRONZE FINGER RING
CIRCA 5TH-6TH CENTURY A.D.
Cast with a plain hoop, round in section, tapering slightly towards the shoulders, and merging with the underside of the disk-shaped bezel, engraved with a gamecock, raised up on his pointed toes, the comb swept back, the chest swelled, his tail fanning
1 15/16 in. (2.4 cm.) wide
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A.P. Kozloff, ed., Animals in Ancient Art From the Leo Mildenberg Collection, Cleveland, 1981, no. 197.
U. Gehrig, ed., Tierbilder aus vier Jahrtausenden, Antiken der Sammlung Mildenberg, Mainz am Rhein, 1983, no. 197.
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