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Lot 68: Hellenistic Greek gold ring with cabochon garnet intaglio of Aphrodite, nude, standing by a fountain and arranging her hair

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

by The Curator's Eye

November 30, 2016

Boston, MA, USA

Live Auction
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  • Hellenistic Greek gold ring with cabochon garnet intaglio of Aphrodite, nude, standing by a fountain and arranging her hair
  • Hellenistic Greek gold ring with cabochon garnet intaglio of Aphrodite, nude, standing by a fountain and arranging her hair
  • Hellenistic Greek gold ring with cabochon garnet intaglio of Aphrodite, nude, standing by a fountain and arranging her hair
  • Hellenistic Greek gold ring with cabochon garnet intaglio of Aphrodite, nude, standing by a fountain and arranging her hair
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Description: Superb Hellenistic Greek gold ring with large domed cabachon garnet carved in intaglio with frontal image of nude Aphrodite, Goddess of Love, standing by a fountain while arranging her hair. Intact, 2nd Century BC, eastern Mediterranean.

Ring size is approximate, since ancient rings are not perfectly round.

Please note that this lot has a reserve and is part of a live auction with attending bidders. When you leave a bid in advance of the auction, submit your maximum. Invaluable will bid on your behalf as much as necessary to ensure that you meet the reserve price or that you remain in the lead, up to your maximum. The bidder who has submitted the highest bid wins the lot, provided the bid exceeds the reserve price.

Provenance: European private collection Mme. A., 1980's or earlier. Acquired by the current owner in Europe, 1994.

Dimensions: 2.6 cm (1"), US size 8+

Literature: Published, Antiquarium, Ltd., "Women In Ancient Art." (New York, 1997), p. 24.

Medium: Gold, garnet

Date: -150

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