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Banded agate ring stone

Period:
Late Republican or Imperial
Date:
ca. 1st century B.C.–3rd century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Agate, banded
Dimensions:
Length: 3/8 in. (0.9 cm)
Classification:
Gems
Credit Line:
Bequest of W. Gedney Beatty, 1941
Accession Number:
41.160.953
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
Eros with a lion.
Richter, Gisela M. A. 1956[1920]. Catalogue of Engraved Gems of the Classical Style: Greek Etruscan, and Roman. no. 308, p. 75, pl. 42, 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. 71, Wiesbaden: Franz Steiner Verlag.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 2006[1920]. Catalogue of Engraved Gems of the Classical Style: Greek Etruscan, and Roman, 2nd edn. no. 308, p. 75, pl. 42, Rome: L'Erma di Bretschneider.

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