11 December 2003
THE PROPERTY OF A EUROPEAN COLLECTION
A ROMAN GOLD AND ENAMEL FINGER RING
Circa 1st Century A.D.
The plain hoop round in section, expanding at the shoulders, the oval bezel engraved with a rearing pegasus, its wing outstretched, the rear legs positioned on a short groundline, the engraved area preserving traces of dark blue enamel
1 in. (2.5 cm.) wide; ring size 10
Acquired by the current owner's family in the 1980s.
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This ring is a rare example of early champlevé enamel. For a similar example see pl. 29c in Ogden, Jewellery of the Ancient World.
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