Ring with oval gem with bust of Socrates

Roman
Early Imperial Period
late 1st century B.C.


Dimensions

Diameter (max.): 2 cm (13/16 in.)

Accession Number

66.305

Medium or Technique

Gold and green chalcedony

On View

Anne and Blake Ireland Gallery (Gallery 210A)

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Rings

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.

Provenance

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.

Credit Line

Helen and Alice Colburn Fund and Gift of André Emmerich