Roman Chalcedony Phalera with Sleeping Hound
Period: 2nd century A.D.
Dimensions: Diameter: 3.90 cm, Depth: 20.8 mm.
Ex – Private collection; Christie’s New York, 13 December 2002, lot 613
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.
Christie’s New York, 13 December 2002, lot 613