Lot 48: Carnelian Intaglio of a Reclining Warrior: NO RESERVE
November 30, 2016
Boston, MA, USALive Auction
Description: Sold without reserve.
An ancient delicate ring formed of hollow sheet gold set with an oval intaglio of a reclining warrior wearing a helmet, a shield at his side. Carnelians were a popular gemstone beginning with the Etruscans.
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Provenance: Alexander Gallery, New York, 2006; formerly property of an East Coast collection.
Dimensions: Circumference 44.1 cm.; US size 3, UK size F
Medium: Gold, carnelian