Ring

Greek


Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 291.

Dimensions

Length (of bezel): 1.3 cm (1/2 in.)

Accession Number

18.517

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Rings

The plain hoop leads to a pointed oval bezel with engraved design: a satyr stands to front with feet crossed and holds a child. The child may have wings and therefore be the young Eros rather than the infant Dionysos. Part of the loop is broken away. Dark green patina with some corrosion.

Provenance

By date unknown: Mr. and Mrs. William de Forest Thomson Collection; gift of Mr. and Mrs. William de Forest Thomson to MFA, September 12, 1918

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. William de Forest Thomson