Ring with gem with Hermes
1st century A.D.
Length: 10 mm (3/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
‘Nicolo,’ blue surface on black layer. Intaglio. Convex face and set in ancient (?) gold ring. Hermes leans on a pillar with his right arm and holds a bag (purse? money bag?) in his right hand. In crook of left elbow, he holds a caduceus horizontally. Stands with weight on left leg; right leg slightly bent. Body in three-quarters, head in profile.
By 1897: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought from Bernadini, said from Palestrina whence his supplies almost always come. 1897.); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, December 1901
Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution