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Gold ring with representation of the temple of Aphrodite at Paphos

Early or Mid Imperial
1st–2nd century A.D.
Roman, Cypriot
diameter 11/16in. (1.7cm)
Gold and Silver
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 176
The ring is small, with a thin, flat loop and an elliptical, flat bezel on which there is a finely engraved representation of the well-known sanctuary of Aphrodite at Palaepaphos.
From Cyprus

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1920. Catalogue of Engraved Gems of the Classical Style. no. 280, p. 148, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Karageorghis, Vassos, Joan Mertens, and Marice E. Rose. 2000. Ancient Art from Cyprus: The Cesnola Collection in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. no. 494, p. 293, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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