Roman Chalcedony Phalera with Sleeping Hound

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