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Ring stone engraved with a bust of Nike - Orange carnelian

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Ring stone engraved with a bust of Nike - Orange carnelian

Ring stone engraved with a bust of Nike left.
Orange carnelian. Height 1,6 cm.
Victory is depicted in profile, holding a palm-branch. Her hair is bordered by a roll covering part of her crown. The elongated form of the stone, the artistic style of the engraving, and the sensual pose, confirm a date earlier than a Late Hellenistic example in chalcedony, preserved in Cambridge (Henig 1994 no. 97).
Two minor chips. Excellent style.

From the D. D. B. collection, (Lugano, Switzerland), formed in the years 1960-1990.

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