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Lot 42: Islamic Intaglio Ring

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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Description: Circa 4th-5th century AD

The massive band, rounded on the exterior, flat on the interior, and ridged on the perimeter joins a pyramid-shaped bezel, rising in a series of receding steps; the bezel is set with a large carnelian intaglio. Engraved into the flat surface is a bird which would have been symbolic to the wearer. In fact, birds were often kept as pets in Roman times. The substantial ring is a wearable example of a notable type found throughout Europe in the late Roman Empire.

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Provenance: formerly the property of an East Coast collector

Dimensions: Bezel 16 x 13 x 13.7 mm.; circumference 58.7 mm.; US size 8.75, UK size R 1/4

Medium: Gold, carnelian

Date: 400

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