Ring with Eros

Greek
Hellenistic Period


Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 289; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 122 (additional published references).

Dimensions

Length: 1.9 cm (3/4 in.)

Accession Number

01.7533

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Rings

On the bezel in intaglio, Eros kneels and sets up a trophy, which seems to consist of a conical helmet, a long shield, and a tunic all on a tree trunk. Most of the ring is broken away.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought in Athens.); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, December, 1901

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution