A ringstone with Roman carnelian with a male portrait
Intaglio: carnelian, 1st cent. BCE — 1st cent. CE.
Ring: gold, modern work.
Length 1.6 cm.
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A ringstone with Roman carnelian with a male portrait.

Intaglio: carnelian, 1st cent. BCE — 1st cent. CE.
Ring: gold, modern work.
Length 1.6 cm.

Christie’s Fine Art Auction House

Origin:
Joseph G. Gerena, New York, 1999.
Description:
A ROMAN CARNELIAN RINGSTONE WITH A MALE PORTRAIT
CIRCA 1ST CENTURY B.C.-1ST CENTURY A.D.

The oval stone engraved with a portrait of an elderly man in profile to left, his muscular neck with a pronounced laryngeal prominence, with wavy hair, a thick beard, a heavy brow, a hooked nose, a pointed chin and a mustache; mounted as a ring in a modern gold setting 58 in. (1.6 cm.) long; ring size 612.

PROVENANCE:
with Joseph G. Gerena, New York, 1999.

ESTIMATE: 3000—5000 USD.
Price Realised: USD 8750 USD.

Credits:
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