Roman Chalcedony Phalera with Sleeping Hound

Roman, Roman, Roman · 2nd century A.D.

Material

Chalcedony

Dimensions

Dia: 3.90 cm, Depth: 20.8 mm.

Reference

16322

Price

CHF 52'000

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Overview

Roman phalera disk-shaped and perforated on both horizontal and vertical axes, with a sleeping hound in high relief, his head curled around to his right and resting between his outstretched forepaws; his long bushy tail curved along the edge of the stone, the fur detailed by incised wavy lines falling symmetrically on either side of his back along a central part.

Provenance

Art market, prior to 2002;

Ex – Private collection; Christie’s New York, 13 December 2002, lot 613.

Published

Christie’s New York, 13 December 2002, lot 613

Museum Parallels

The British Museum

London, United States

The J. Paul Getty Museum

Los Angeles, California, United States

The Hermitage Museum

Saint Petersburg, Russia