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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.
Between 1845 and 1877, acquired by Reverend Charles William King; until 1878, collection of Rev. C. W. King, Cambridge, England; 1878, purchased by John Taylor Johnston from Rev. C. W. King; 1878-1881, collection of John Taylor Johnston, New York; acquired 1881, gift of John Taylor Johnston.
Metropolitan Museum of Art. 1881. Twelfth Annual Report of the Trustees of the Association for eight months ending December 31, 1881. pp. 216–17, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Metropolitan Museum of Art. 1894. Handbook No. 9: Collections of Engraved Gems. no. 163, p. 58, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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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