Roman Chalcedony Phalera with Sleeping Hound
Roman · 2nd century A.D.
Dia: 3.90 cm, Depth: 20.8 mm.
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.
Art market, prior to 2002;
Ex – Private collection; Christie’s New York, 13 December 2002, lot 613.
Christie’s New York, 13 December 2002, lot 613
The British Museum
London, United States
The J. Paul Getty Museum
Los Angeles, California, United States
The Hermitage Museum
Saint Petersburg, Russia