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A ROMAN CARNELIAN RINGSTONE WITH A MALE PORTRAIT
CIRCA 1ST CENTURY B.C.-1ST CENTURY A.D.
The oval stone engraved with a portrait of an elderly man in profile to left, his muscular neck with a pronounced laryngeal prominence, with wavy hair, a thick beard, a heavy brow, a hooked nose, a pointed chin and a mustache; mounted as a ring in a modern gold setting
58 in. (1.6 cm.) long; ring size 6 ½

PROVENANCE
with Joseph G. Gerena, New York, 1999.
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