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Gold and carnelian scaraboid ring

Period:
Classical
Date:
ca. 450 B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Cypriot
Medium:
Gold, carnelian
Dimensions:
11/16 × 3/8 × 3/4 in. (1.7 × 0.9 × 2 cm)
Classification:
Gems
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.4224
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 176
Scaraboid in gold band setting, mounted in gold ring. Herakles, nude with lion skin over his arm and with club, carved in Late Archaic style.
Richter, Gisela M. A. 1920. Catalogue of Engraved Gems of the Classical Style. no. 33, p. 29, pls. 8, 12, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1956[1920]. Catalogue of Engraved Gems of the Classical Style: Greek Etruscan, and Roman. no. 71, p. 19, pls. 11, Rome: L'Erma di Bretschneider.

Kossatz-Deissmann, Anneliese, Brigitte Servais-Soyez, Fulvio Canciani, Giovannangelo Camporeale, Hans Peter Isler, Ingrid Krauskopf, Odette Touchefeu-Meynier, Marcel Le Glay, and Dr. Jean-Charles Balty. 1981–1999. Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae, Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae, Vols. 1-8. Zürich: Artemis Verlag Zurich und Munchen.

Kossatz-Deissmann, Anneliese, Brigitte Servais-Soyez, Fulvio Canciani, Giovannangelo Camporeale, Hans Peter Isler, Ingrid Krauskopf, Odette Touchefeu-Meynier, Marcel Le Glay, and Dr. Jean-Charles Balty. 1988. Eros-Herakles, Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae, Vol. 4. Herakles, no. 23, Zürich: Artemis Verlag Zurich und Munchen.

Karageorghis, Vassos, Joan Mertens, and Marice E. Rose. 2000. Ancient Art from Cyprus: The Cesnola Collection in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. no. 398, pp. 242-3, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 2006[1920]. Catalogue of Engraved Gems of the Classical Style: Greek Etruscan, and Roman, 2nd edn. no. 71, p. 19, pls. 11, Rome: L'Erma di Bretschneider.

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