Ring with eagle

Greco-Roman


Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 292; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 122 (additional published references).

Dimensions

Length: 1.9 cm (3/4 in.)

Accession Number

27.748

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Rings

On the bezel in intaglio, an eagle stands on a ground area, looking back; beside him, a palm branch. Traces and areas of green patina in and on the surface, which is mostly brassy.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to his records: bought in Greece); loaned to MFA by Edward Perry Warren, October 28, 1925 (as 565.25); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, November 17, 1927 $ 161,000.00 (this figure is the total price for MFA 27.647-27.761)

Credit Line

Francis Bartlett Donation of 1912