Finger ring with snakes intertwined around an emerald

Two serpents, intertwined, support a plano-convex emerald in a coarsley granulated capsular setting.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Ernst Kofler, Gesegnetmattstrasse 14, Lucerne, Switzerland (according to the MFA acquisition paperwork: said to be from Damanhûr, in the Nile Delta); September 18, 1963: purchased by MFA from Ernst Kofler

Credit Line

Edwin E. Jack Fund

Finger ring with snakes intertwined around an emerald

  • Greek, Hellenistic Period, 2nd century B.C.
Place of Manufacture
Egypt (probably)
Dimensions
Length: 3.5cm (1 3/8in.) Weight: 19.66 gm (0.04 lb.)
Medium or Technique
Gold, emerald
Classification
Jewelry / Adornment
Accession Number
63.1247
On view
Gems and Jewelry of the Ancient Mediterranean Gallery, Vance Wall Foundation - 210A

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