Lot 6057

A Roman amber ring with a depiction of a dog, 2nd - 3rd century

Antiquities, Poster Collection of Engelhardt, Antique Arms & Armour | O91apa | Online auction | 604 Lots


Opaque ring in light brown amber. The solid ring shank widening upwards to the shoulder. The bezel with a portrait of a recumbent dog, painstakingly drawn and highly detailed, turning his head back to scratch it with his left hind paw. Exceptionally delightful, naturalistic miniature carving by a Roman master craftsman. Very rarely found in this quality. Intact. Height 4.2 cm, inside diameter 1.5 cm.

Provenance: Aus österreichischer Privatsammlung, erworben in den 1990er Jahren im Kunsthandel.

Condition: II Questions about the lot?

General Information

The auction starts on Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2022 at 10 am (CET). The pre-sale view will take place from 26 - 29 Jan. 2022 in our auction rooms at Bretonischer Ring 3 in 85630 Grasbrunn / Munich from 11 am to 5 pm (CET).