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Carnelian ring stone

Period:
Early Imperial, Julio-Claudian
Date:
ca. 1st century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Carnelian
Dimensions:
Length: 9/16 in. (1.4 cm)
Classification:
Gems
Credit Line:
Gift of John Taylor Johnston, 1881
Accession Number:
81.6.145
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
This portrait may represent a Julio-Claudian prince, possibly Gaius or Lucius Caesar, the adopted grandsons of the emperor Augustus.
Richter, Gisela M. A. 1920. Catalogue of Engraved Gems of the Classical Style. no. 218, p. 129, pls. 54, 57, 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. 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. 475, pp. 104-5, pl.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. 475, pp. 104-5, pl.57, Rome: L'Erma di Bretschneider.

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