Ring with oval gem with Asklepios
1st century A.D.
Length: 9 mm (3/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
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Red Jasper. Intaglio. Flat front and back with slight outward bezel. Set in wide, oblong hoop with gem sticking up from bezel. Asklepios standing frontal, with head turned to the left. He wears a cloak wrapped around his waist, with the extra fabric pulled over his left shoulder. In his left hand he holds a staff with snakes twisted around it. Motif situated on a partial ground line.
By 1900: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought in Smyrna 1900.); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, December 1901
Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution