Ring with donkey

Greek
Classical Period
450–425 B.C.


Catalogue Raisonné

Lewes House Gems, no. 083 (1920; 2002, additional published references).

Dimensions

Length (of bezel): 2 cm (13/16 in.)

Accession Number

27.701

Medium or Technique

Gold

On View

Anne and Blake Ireland Gallery (Gallery 210A)

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Rings

Intaglio. Ring with leaf-shaped bezel. Motif oriented horizontally. Old and emaciated donkey, facing left. Donkey has protruding ribs and vertebrae; thinning mane, and wound on neck.

Provenance

By 1901: with Edward Perry. Warren (according to J. D. Beazley, The Lewes House Collection of Ancient Gems, no. 83: Bought in Sicily, 1901.); April 5, 1926: loaned to MFA by Edward Perry Warren (as 132.26); November 17, 1927: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 161,000.00 (this figure is the total price for MFA 27.647-27.761)

Credit Line

Francis Bartlett Donation of 1912