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Obsidian seal set in a gold ring

Period:
Classical
Date:
ca. 450–400 B.C.
Culture:
Greek
Medium:
Jasper, gold, bronze
Dimensions:
Length: 11/16 in. (1.7 cm)
Classification:
Gems
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.4226
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
Sleeping dog tethered to a tree trunk.
From Cyprus

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1920. Catalogue of Engraved Gems of the Classical Style. no. 44, p. 44, pl. 19, 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. 118, p. 30, pl. 20, Rome: L'Erma di Bretschneider.

Schlüter, Margildis, Gertrud Horster, and Peter Zazoff. 1975. Antike Gemmen in deutschen Sammlungen: Hannover, Kestner-Museum, Hamburg, Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe, Vol. 4. p. 145, Wiesbaden: Franz Steiner Verlag.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 2006[1920]. Catalogue of Engraved Gems of the Classical Style: Greek Etruscan, and Roman, 2nd edn. no. 118, p. 30, pl. 20, Rome: L'Erma di Bretschneider.

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