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Chalcedony scaraboid in silver ring

Period:
Classical
Date:
mid-5th century B.C.
Culture:
Greek
Medium:
Chalcedony, yellow-gray, silver
Classification:
Gems
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.4198
  • Description

    horse lying down

    The prominence of the inscription suggests that the name is that of the owner.

  • Signatures, Inscriptions, and Markings

    Inscription: Inscribed: "Stesikrates"

  • Provenance

    Said to be from Cyprus

  • References

    Richter, Gisela M. A. 1920. Catalogue of Engraved Gems of the Classical Style. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, no. 41, p. 43, pls. 13, 17.

    Richter, Gisela M. A. 1956[1920]. Catalogue of Engraved Gems of the Classical Style: Greek Etruscan, and Roman. Rome: L'Erma di Bretschneider, no. 105, pp. 27-28, pl. 18.

    Schlüter, Margildis, Gertrud Horster, and Peter Zazoff. 1975. Antike Gemmen in deutschen Sammlungen: Hannover, Kestner-Museum, Hamburg, Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe, Vol. 4. Wiesbaden: Franz Steiner Verlag, p. 62.

    Richter, Gisela M. A. 2006[1920]. Catalogue of Engraved Gems of the Classical Style: Greek Etruscan, and Roman, 2nd edn. Rome: L'Erma di Bretschneider, no. 105, pp. 27-28, pl. 18.

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