Ring with Nike holding a wreath

Greek
Late Archaic or Early Classical Period
500–450 B.C.


Dimensions

Length (of bezel): 1.5 cm (9/16 in.); Diameter (of hoop): 2 cm (13/16 in.)

Accession Number

98.784

Medium or Technique

Gold

On View

Anne and Blake Ireland Gallery (Gallery 210A)

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Rings

Intaglio. Ring with very slender almond-shaped bezel, reset in modern mount. Nike, flying to the right, holds a wreath in her right hand. Her left arm is raised before her.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to his records: said to have been sent from Athens and found in the nearest island off Sunium, presumably Ceos); 1898: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 69,618.13 (this figure is the total price for MFA 98.641-98.940)

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund