Ring with oval gem with laureate head of a youth

Greek
Late Classical or Hellenistic Period
4th–3rd century B.C.


Dimensions

Length: 15 mm (9/16 in.)

Accession Number

98.726

Medium or Technique

Sard

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Gems

Intaglio. Set in gold ring. Laureate head of a youth, facing left; laurel wreath is made of two rows of leaves. His hair is indicated by series of nested curved lines, at varying angles, creating a tousled hair style. He has a straight, flat nose, small lips, and a large chin.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: bought in Athens from a Lycian); 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