Ring with oval gem with Victoria (Victory)

Roman
Hellenistic Period
2nd century B.C.


Dimensions

Legacy dimension: L. of bezel, 41 mm.

Accession Number

59.186

Medium or Technique

Gold, carnelian

On View

Anne and Blake Ireland Gallery (Gallery 210A)

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Gems

Intaglio. Victoria, to left, is seated on a rock. Her lower body is draped, and a large shield is seen in profile resting on her right knee, supported by her right hand.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Byron Th. Zoumboulakis, 8 Place de la Taconnerie, Geneva, Switzerland (said to have been found at Salonika in Greece); March 12, 1959: purchased by MFA from Byron Th. Zoumboulakis for $ 5,300.00 (this is the total price for 59.186-59.192)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour