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Gold and carnelian scaraboid ring

Period:
Classical
Date:
5th century B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Cypriot
Medium:
Gold, carnelian
Dimensions:
Diam.: 1 1/16 in. (2.7 cm)
Classification:
Gold and Silver
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.4155
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 176
Attached to the lunate hoop is a swivel bezel containing an undecorated gemstone.
Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 4155, 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. 322, pp. 195-6, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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