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Sardonyx ring stone

Period:
Late Republican or Imperial
Date:
ca. 1st century B.C.–3rd century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Sardonyx
Dimensions:
Length: 11/16 in. (1.7 cm)
Classification:
Gems
Credit Line:
Gift of John Taylor Johnston, 1881
Accession Number:
81.6.123
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
Ares (mars) standing, fully armed with spear and shield.
Richter, Gisela M. A. 1920. Catalogue of Engraved Gems of the Classical Style. no. 144, p. 101, pl. 39, 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. 294, p. 72, pl. 41, 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. 294, p. 72, pl. 41, Rome: L'Erma di Bretschneider.

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