Ring with oval gem with figure leaning on pillar

Greek
Hellenistic Period
3rd–2nd century B.C.


Dimensions

Length x width (including setting): 28 x 20 mm (1 1/8 x 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

81.134

Medium or Technique

Gold, glass (paste)

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Rings

Brown glass. Intaglio. Set loosely in ancient(?) gold ring: massive oval hoop with rectangular shoulder and raised setting. Image carved on convex side of seal. A semi-draped figure leaning on pillar with right elbow. Torso is bare; drapery swathed around hips and carried over the right arm in two pleats. Surface of the gem is rough.

Provenance

By date unknown: Henry P. Kidder Collection; gift of Henry P. Kidder to MFA, September 27, 1881

Credit Line

Gift of Henry P. Kidder