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Carnelian oval set in a 17th–18th century gold ring

Signed by Gnaios
Period:
Early Imperial, Augustan
Date:
ca. 27 B.C.–A.D. 14
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Carnelian
Dimensions:
3/4 × 5/8 in. (1.9 × 1.6 cm)
Classification:
Gems
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1910
Accession Number:
10.110.1
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 163
The scepter behind her head indicates a royal portrait, perhaps a Ptolemaic queen.
Inscription: "Gnaios"
Richter, Gisela M. A. 1920. Catalogue of Engraved Gems of the Classical Style. no. 222, pp. 130–31, pls. 59–60, 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. 1956[1920]. Catalogue of Engraved Gems of the Classical Style: Greek Etruscan, and Roman. no. 463, pp. 101–2, pl. 56, Rome: L'Erma di Bretschneider.

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. 463, pp. 101–2, pl. 56, color pl. 14, Rome: L'Erma di Bretschneider.

Zwierlein-Diehl, Erika. 2007. Antike Gemmen und ihr Nachleben. pp. 416–17, fig. 478, Berlin: Walter de Gruyter & Co.

Draper, James David. 2008. "Cameo Appearances." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, 65(4): p. 7, fig. 2.

Picón, Carlos A. and Seán Hemingway. 2016. Pergamon and the Hellenistic Kingdoms of the Ancient World no. 263, p. 312, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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