11 December 2003
A ROMAN SILVER, GOLD AND CARNELIAN FINGER RING
Circa 3rd Century A.D.
The broad silver hoop faceted, ornamented with deeply incised lines that terminate in volutes around the raised oval gold bezel, set with an oval carnelian ring stone engraved with a two line Greek inscription reading, \KG\kAMIN NIOY in the impression
1¼ in. (3.2 cm.) wide; ring size 6
Acquired by the current owner in 1998.
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For the ring type see nos. 263-264 in Marshall, Catalogue of the Finger Rings, Greek, Etruscan, and Roman in the Department of Antiquities, British Museum.
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