Ring

Greek
Classical Period
about 4th century B.C.


Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 287; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 122 (additional published references). Lewes House Gems, no. 059 (1920; 2002, additional published references).

Dimensions

Length: 1.9 cm (3/4 in.)

Accession Number

23.601

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Rings

The bezel is engraved with an Eros whose body is that of a dog. He is seated. Dark, almost black patina. The surface is corroded.

Provenance

By 1907: with Edward Perry Warren (according to J. D. Beazley, The Lewes House Collection of Ancient Gems, no. 59: Bought in Sicily, 1907.); gift of Edward Perry Warren to MFA, November 21, 1923

Credit Line

Gift of Edward Perry Warren