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Gold ring

Period:
Hellenistic
Date:
late 4th–3rd century B.C.
Culture:
Greek
Medium:
Gold
Dimensions:
H.: 1 x 3/4 in. (2.5 x 1.9 cm)
Classification:
Gold and Silver
Credit Line:
Funds from various donors, 1910
Accession Number:
10.132.1
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 158
Intaglio gold ring: head of Alexander the Great in the guise of Herakles, wearing the lion's skin, with paws fastened round the neck.
Richter, Gisela M. A. 1920. Catalogue of Engraved Gems of the Classical Style. no. 81, p. 66, pl. 25, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1953. Handbook of the Greek Collection. p. 286, pl. 126l, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1956[1920]. Catalogue of Engraved Gems of the Classical Style: Greek Etruscan, and Roman. no. 81, pp. 22-23, pl. 14, Rome: L'Erma di Bretschneider.

von Bothmer, Dietrich and Joan R. Mertens. 1982. The Search for Alexander: Supplement to the Catalogue. no. S55, p. 16, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Pandermalis, Dimitrios. 2004. Alexander the Great: Treasures from an Epic Era of Hellenism no. 28, p. 134, New York: The Alexander S. Onassis Public Benefit Foundation (USA), Inc.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 2006[1920]. Catalogue of Engraved Gems of the Classical Style: Greek Etruscan, and Roman, 2nd edn. no. 81, pp. 22-23, pl. 14, Rome: L'Erma di Bretschneider.

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