Round gem with bust of Isis

Greek
Hellenistic Period
1st century B.C.


Dimensions

Length: 10 mm (3/8 in.)

Accession Number

01.7598

Medium or Technique

Gold, garnet

On View

Anne and Blake Ireland Gallery (Gallery 210A)

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Rings

Ring with garnet gem with bust of Isis, facing left. She wears a horn and sun disc headpiece, tied on with a fillet. Corkscrew ringlets frame her face, and she wears a cloak tied at the shoulder. The pupil of her eye is drilled.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought in Athens.); December 1901: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution