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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
Said to have been found in Antioch (MMA Handbook no. 9, p. 66, no. 210).

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. 210, p. 66, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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. 1929. "Gems in Art." Encyclopaedia Britannica, Vol. 10, 14th ed.. no. 15, p. 99, pl. 1, Chicago: The Encyclopaedia Britannica.

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. 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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