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Sard ring stone

Period:
Imperial, Augustan or Julio-Claudian
Date:
ca. 1st century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Sard
Dimensions:
Length: 5/8 in. (1.6 cm)
Classification:
Gems
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.4236
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
Portrait bust of a young woman in profile

The hairstyle, with a "French roll" on top of the head and a small chignon at the back, was in fashion during the Augustan period and occurs on coins of Octavia and Fulvia.
From Cyprus

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1920. Catalogue of Engraved Gems of the Classical Style. no. 223, p. 131, pls. 59, 61, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Richter, Gisela M. A. and Christine Alexander. 1939. Augustan Art: An Exhibition Commemorating the Bimillennium of the Birth of Augustus. p. 24, fig. 54, New York: Marchbanks Press.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1948. Roman Portraits, 2nd edn. no. 47, p. iii, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1949. "Glyptic Portraits of the late Republic and early Empire in the Metropolitan Museum." Hommages à Joseph Bidez et à Franz Cumont. p. 301, Brussels: Latomus, revue d'études latines.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1956[1920]. Catalogue of Engraved Gems of the Classical Style: Greek Etruscan, and Roman. no. 476, p. 105, pls. 57, 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. 476, p. 105, pls. 57, Rome: L'Erma di Bretschneider.

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