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Silver ring with carnelian scarab

Period:
Archaic
Date:
2nd half of the 6th century B.C.
Culture:
Greek
Medium:
Carnelian, Silver
Dimensions:
Other: 1 in. (2.6 cm) gem: 3/8 × 1/2 × 11/16 in. (1 × 1.3 × 1.8 cm)
Classification:
Gems
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.4195
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 157
one lion attacking another
Said to be from Cyprus

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 4195, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1920. Catalogue of Engraved Gems of the Classical Style. no. 13, p. 19, pl. 3, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1956[1920]. Catalogue of Engraved Gems of the Classical Style: Greek Etruscan, and Roman. no. 25, p. 8, pl. 5, Rome: L'Erma di Bretschneider.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 2006[1920]. Catalogue of Engraved Gems of the Classical Style: Greek Etruscan, and Roman, 2nd edn. no. 25, p. 8, pl. 5, Rome: L'Erma di Bretschneider.

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