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Amethyst ring stone

Period:
Imperial
Date:
ca. 1st–2nd century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Amethyst
Dimensions:
Length: 3/4 in. (1.9 cm)
Classification:
Gems
Credit Line:
Gift of John Taylor Johnston, 1881
Accession Number:
81.6.187
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
Fortuna (Tyche) wearing a diadem and holding a cornucopia and rudder. Inscribed in field, KWKH, possibly a personal name.
Inscription: KWKH
Richter, Gisela M. A. 1920. Catalogue of Engraved Gems of the Classical Style. no. 185, p. 115, pl. 49, 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. 368, p. 84, pl. 47, Rome: L'Erma di Bretschneider.

Weinberg, Gladys Davidson. 1972. "Mold-Blown Beakers with Mythological Scenes." Journal of Glass Studies, 14: p. 45 n. 39.

Kossatz-Deissmann, Anneliese, Brigitte Servais-Soyez, Fulvio Canciani, Giovannangelo Camporeale, Hans Peter Isler, Ingrid Krauskopf, Odette Touchefeu-Meynier, Marcel Le Glay, and Dr. Jean-Charles Balty. 1981–1999. Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae, Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae, Vols. 1-8. Zürich: Artemis Verlag Zurich und Munchen.

Kossatz-Deissmann, Anneliese, Brigitte Servais-Soyez, Fulvio Canciani, Giovannangelo Camporeale, Hans Peter Isler, Ingrid Krauskopf, Odette Touchefeu-Meynier, Marcel Le Glay, and Dr. Jean-Charles Balty. 1990. Herakles-Kenchrias, Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae, Vol. 5. Isis, no. 307a, Zürich: Artemis Verlag Zurich und Munchen.

Kossatz-Deissmann, Anneliese, Brigitte Servais-Soyez, Fulvio Canciani, Giovannangelo Camporeale, Hans Peter Isler, Ingrid Krauskopf, Odette Touchefeu-Meynier, Marcel Le Glay, and Dr. Jean-Charles Balty. 1997. Thespiades-Zodiacus, Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae, Vol. 8. Tyche/Fortuna, no. 183c, Zürich: Artemis Verlag Zurich und Munchen.

Bodel, John P. and Stephen Tracy. 1997. Greek and Latin Inscriptions in the USA: A Checklist. p. 194, Rome: The American Academy in Rome.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 2006[1920]. Catalogue of Engraved Gems of the Classical Style: Greek Etruscan, and Roman, 2nd edn. no. 368, p. 84, pl. 47, Rome: L'Erma di Bretschneider.

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