Ring with oval gem with Asklepios

Roman
Imperial Period
1st century A.D.


Dimensions

Length: 9 mm (3/8 in.)

Accession Number

01.7599

Medium or Technique

Gold, jasper

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Rings

Red Jasper. Intaglio. Flat front and back with slight outward bezel. Set in wide, oblong hoop with gem sticking up from bezel. Asklepios standing frontal, with head turned to the left. He wears a cloak wrapped around his waist, with the extra fabric pulled over his left shoulder. In his left hand he holds a staff with snakes twisted around it. Motif situated on a partial ground line.

Provenance

By 1900: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought in Smyrna 1900.); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, December 1901

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution