Ring with oval gem with bust of Socrates
Early Imperial Period
late 1st century B.C.
Diameter (max.): 2 cm (13/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Gold and green chalcedony
Anne and Blake Ireland Gallery (Gallery 210A)
Roman heavy gold ring of the Augustan period, set with engraved gem depicting a bust of Socrates (the Lysippic type). His drapery is visible on his left shoulder. Forehead chipped.
1964: sold by Elie Borowski (dealer; b. 1913-d. 2003) to André Emmerich, André Emmerich Gallery, Inc., 41 East 57th Street, New York, N.Y. 10022; June 1, 1966: partial gift of André Emmerich and partial purchase from André Emmerich Gallery, Inc.
Helen and Alice Colburn Fund and Gift of André Emmerich