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Carnelian ring stone

Signed by Aspasios
Period:
Imperial
Date:
ca. 2nd half of the 2nd century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Carnelian
Dimensions:
L. 1.9 cm
Classification:
Gems
Credit Line:
Gift of Rupert L. Joseph, 1950
Accession Number:
50.43
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
portrait bust of beared middle-aged man
signed "Aspasios"

The rendering of the beard and locks place the head in the later part of the Antonine dynasty (A.D. 138-193).
Richter, Gisela M. A. 1956[1920]. Catalogue of Engraved Gems of the Classical Style: Greek Etruscan, and Roman. no. 493, pp. 107-8, pl. 59, Rome: L'Erma di Bretschneider.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 2006[1920]. Catalogue of Engraved Gems of the Classical Style: Greek Etruscan, and Roman, 2nd edn. no. 493, pp. 107-8, pl. 59, color pl. 17, Rome: L'Erma di Bretschneider.

Zwierlein-Diehl, Erika. 2007. Antike Gemmen und ihr Nachleben. p. 408, fig. 435, Berlin: Walter de Gruyter & Co.

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