Finger ring with snakes intertwined around an emerald
2nd century B.C.
Place of Manufacture: Egypt (probably)
Length: 3.5cm (1 3/8in.) Weight: 19.66 gm (0.04 lb.)
Medium or Technique
Anne and Blake Ireland Gallery (Gallery 210A)
Two serpents, intertwined, support a plano-convex emerald in a coarsley granulated capsular setting.
By date unknown: with Ernst Kofler, Gesegnetmattstrasse 14, Lucerne, Switzerland (according to the MFA acquisition paperwork: said to be from Damanhûr, in the Nile Delta); September 18, 1963: purchased by MFA from Ernst Kofler
Edwin E. Jack Fund