A high carat gold ring set with a micromosaic of the Doves of Pliny.
The mosaic is Italian, early 19th century, the ring is later.
The mosaic measures 2.1 x 1.8cm, ring size P 1/2 UK / 8 US.
The subject of the Doves of Pliny became very popular following the discovery of a Roman floor mosaic in 1737 at Hadrian's Villa in Tivoli, which in turn is believed to be a copy of a lost ancient Greek mosaic at Pergamon.
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4 300 €