9 December 2004
PROPERTY FROM THE LEO MILDENBERG COLLECTION OF ANCIENT ANIMALS
A LATE ROMAN SILVER FINGER RING
CIRCA 4TH CENTURY A.D.
The flat hoop expanding toward the bezel, with raised teardrops on the shoulders, the hoop and teardrops embellished with an engraved spiral pattern preserving some niello inlay, the bezel offset by raised ridges and centered by a figure of a bird, its wings with some niello inlay, the bezel preserving traces of gilding
¾ in. (1.9 cm.) wide
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U. Gehrig, ed., Tierbilder aus vier Jahrtausenden, Antiken der Sammlung Mildenberg, Mainz am Rhein, 1983, no. 194 bis.
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