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
DescriptionOpaque 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?