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Glass ring with gold foil

Period:
Late Classical
Date:
ca. 350–300 B.C.
Culture:
Greek, South Italian
Medium:
Glass, gold
Dimensions:
H. of bezel 15/16 in. (2.4 cm) width of bezel 11/16 in. (1.8 cm) width of hoop 1 1/16 in. (2.7 cm)
Classification:
Gold and Silver
Credit Line:
Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917
Accession Number:
17.194.2537
  • Description

    On the face is a thin gold representation of an alighting Nike (the personification of victory).

  • References

    Froehner, Wilhelm. 1903. Collection Julien Gréau. Verrerie antique, émaillerie et poterie appartenant à M. John Pierpont Morgan, 71. Paris, no. 1000, p. 137, pl. 175.10.

    Williams, Dyfri and Jack Ogden. 1994. Greek Gold: Jewelry of the Classical World. New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc, no. 159, p. 221.

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