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Lot 47: Carnelian Intaglio Ring with Gryllus: NO RESERVE

Jewelry Auction: Ancient, Asian and Ethnographic - MANY LOTS OFFERED AT NO RESERVE

by The Curator's Eye

November 30, 2016

Boston, MA, USA

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  • Carnelian Intaglio Ring with Gryllus: NO RESERVE
  • Carnelian Intaglio Ring with Gryllus: NO RESERVE
  • Carnelian Intaglio Ring with Gryllus: NO RESERVE
  • Carnelian Intaglio Ring with Gryllus: NO RESERVE
  • Carnelian Intaglio Ring with Gryllus: NO RESERVE
  • Carnelian Intaglio Ring with Gryllus: NO RESERVE
  • Carnelian Intaglio Ring with Gryllus: NO RESERVE
  • Carnelian Intaglio Ring with Gryllus: NO RESERVE
   
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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

Date: 100

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