Exhibitions/ Art Object

Gold and amethyst ring

Period:
Hellenistic
Date:
3rd–2nd century B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Cypriot
Medium:
Gold, amethyst
Dimensions:
Other: 15/16 in. (2.4 cm)
Classification:
Gold and Silver
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.4074
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 176
With a large oval amethyst in rich filigree box setting, supported by a pair of small human figures.
Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 4074, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Oliver, Andrew Jr. 1966. "Greek, Roman, and Etruscan Jewelry." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, 24(9): p. 278, fig. 18.

Karageorghis, Vassos, Joan Mertens, and Marice E. Rose. 2000. Ancient Art from Cyprus: The Cesnola Collection in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. no. 487, p. 292, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Jackson, Monica. 2006. Hellenistic Gold Eros Jewellery: Technique, Style and Chronology, BAR International Series. pl. 26(G), 1, Oxford: Archaeopress.

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