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Carnelian ring stone

Period:
Imperial
Date:
ca. A.D. 64–68
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Carnelian
Dimensions:
Length: 9/16 in. (1.4 cm)
Classification:
Gems
Credit Line:
Bequest of W. Gedney Beatty, 1941
Accession Number:
41.160.762
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
Head of the emperor Nero wearing a laurel wreath.
Richter, Gisela M. A. 1948. Roman Portraits, 2nd edn. no. 49, p. iv, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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. 302, 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. 483, p. 106, pl. 58, Rome: L'Erma di Bretschneider.

Schlüter, Margildis, Gertrud Horster, and Peter Zazoff. 1975. Antike Gemmen in deutschen Sammlungen: Hannover, Kestner-Museum, Hamburg, Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe, Vol. 4. p. 214, Wiesbaden: Franz Steiner Verlag.

Varner, Eric R. 2000. From Caligula to Constantine: Tyranny and Transformation in Roman Portraiture no. 25, pp. 132-33, Atlanta: Michael C. Carlos Museum, Emory University.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 2006[1920]. Catalogue of Engraved Gems of the Classical Style: Greek Etruscan, and Roman, 2nd edn. no. 483, p. 106, pl. 58, Rome: L'Erma di Bretschneider.

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