Ring with Herakles

Greek
Hellenistic Period


Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 288; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 122 (additional published references).

Dimensions

Length: 1.9 cm (3/4 in.)

Accession Number

01.7531

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Rings

On the bezel in intaglio, Herakles walks to the left, carrying his lion’s skin on the left shoulder and his club in his left hand. In the extended right he holds a skyphos. Most of the ring broken away. Dark green patina.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution