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Lot 47: Carnelian Intaglio Ring with Gryllus: NO RESERVE
November 30, 2016
Boston, MA, USALive Auction
Description: Sold without reserve.
An ancient concave hammered gold band tapering towards the back, the bezel set with an oval jasper intaglio of a gryllus (a part human, part animal creature). The image on the intaglio would have been symbolic to the wearer and maybe protective.
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Provenance: Alexander Gallery, New York, 2006; formerly property of an East Coast collection.
Dimensions: Circumference 53.2 mm.; US size 6.5, UK size N
Medium: Gold, red jasper