Exhibitions/ Art Object

Glass ring with gold foil

Late Classical
ca. 350–300 B.C.
Greek, South Italian
Glass, gold
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)
Gold and Silver
Credit Line:
Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 158
On the face is a thin gold representation of an alighting Nike (the personification of victory).
Froehner, Wilhelm. 1903. Collection Julien Gréau. Verrerie antique, émaillerie et poterie appartenant à M. John Pierpont Morgan no. 1000, p. 137, pl. 175.10, Paris.

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

Stern, E. Marianne. 1999. "Ancient Glass in Athenian Temple Treasures." Journal of Glass Studies, 41: p. 22, fig. 3.

Ignatiadou, Despoina. 2013. Diaphanēs hyalos gia zēn aristokrataia tēs archaias Makedonias (Colourless glass for the élite in ancient Macedonia). p. 191, no. 2, fig. 145, Thessalonikē: Archaiologiko Institouto Makedonikōn kai Thrakikōn Spoudōn.

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