Lot 46: Roman Lapis Lazuli Intaglio Ring: NO RESERVE
November 30, 2016
Boston, MA, USALive Auction
Description: Sold without reserve.
Ancient sheet gold formed into a high bezel set with a lapis intaglio of a winged horse (Pegasus). Lapis lazuli was a valuable gemstone which was imported from as far away as what is known today as Afghanistan.
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Provenance: Alexander Gallery, New York, 2006; formerly property of an East Coast collection.
Dimensions: Circumference 65 mm.; US size 11, UK size V 1/2
Medium: Gold, lapis lazuli