Ring with gem with Hermes

Roman
Imperial Period
1st century A.D.


Dimensions

Length: 10 mm (3/8 in.)

Accession Number

01.7600

Medium or Technique

Gold, onyx

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Rings

‘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.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution