Cameo with mask in ring

Roman
Imperial Period
1st century


Dimensions

Legacy dimension: 0.007 H.

Accession Number

99.366

Medium or Technique

Gold and onyx

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Rings

Gold ring with narrow hoop expanding towards bezel with oval onyx cameo. Comic mask of a bearded and balding old man or Silenos in three quarter view to right. Scratched hoop.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought in Rome. Said to be from Palestrina.); 1899: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 32,500.00 (this is the total price for MFA 99.338-99.542)

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund