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Gold ring with intaglio of Kassandra

Period:
Classical
Date:
ca. 400–380 B.C.
Culture:
Greek
Medium:
Gold
Dimensions:
H. of bezel 13/16 in. (2 cm)
Classification:
Gems
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1953
Accession Number:
53.11.2
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 158
This heavy gold ring is decorated with a depiction of Kassandra, King Priam's most beautiful daughter, before the Palladion, the cult statue of Athena in Troy. The reversed lettering of Kassandra's name indicates that the ring was intended to be used as a seal.
Richter, Gisela M. A. 1956[1920]. Catalogue of Engraved Gems of the Classical Style: Greek Etruscan, and Roman. no. 80, p. 22, pl. 14, Rome: L'Erma di Bretschneider.

Kossatz-Deissmann, Anneliese, Brigitte Servais-Soyez, Fulvio Canciani, Giovannangelo Camporeale, Hans Peter Isler, Ingrid Krauskopf, Odette Touchefeu-Meynier, Marcel Le Glay, and Dr. Jean-Charles Balty. 1981–1999. Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae, Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae, Vols. 1-8. Zürich: Artemis Verlag Zurich und Munchen.

Kossatz-Deissmann, Anneliese, Brigitte Servais-Soyez, Fulvio Canciani, Giovannangelo Camporeale, Hans Peter Isler, Ingrid Krauskopf, Odette Touchefeu-Meynier, Marcel Le Glay, and Dr. Jean-Charles Balty. 1984. Aphrodisias-Athena, Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae, Vol. 2. Athena, no. 100, Zürich: Artemis Verlag Zurich und Munchen.

Metropolitan Museum of Art. 1987. Greece and Rome. no. 58, p. 78, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Kossatz-Deissmann, Anneliese, Brigitte Servais-Soyez, Fulvio Canciani, Giovannangelo Camporeale, Hans Peter Isler, Ingrid Krauskopf, Odette Touchefeu-Meynier, Marcel Le Glay, and Dr. Jean-Charles Balty. 1990. Herakles-Kenchrias, Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae, Vol. 5. Kassandra I, no. 576, Zürich: Artemis Verlag Zurich und Munchen.

Williams, Dyfri and Jack Ogden. 1994. Greek Gold: Jewelry of the Classical World. no. 16, pp. 62-63, New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc.

Bodel, John P. and Stephen Tracy. 1997. Greek and Latin Inscriptions in the USA: A Checklist. p. 193, Rome: The American Academy in Rome.

Raftopoulou, Eliana G. 2000. "A fine example of toreutic art from Epirus." From the Parts to the Whole: Acta of the 13th International Bronze Congress held at Cambridge, Massachusetts, May 28 - June 1, 1996, Prof. Carol Mattusch, ed. p. 160 n. 24, Portsmith, R.I.: Journal of Roman Archaeology.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 2006[1920]. Catalogue of Engraved Gems of the Classical Style: Greek Etruscan, and Roman, 2nd edn. no. 80, p. 22, pl. 14, Rome: L'Erma di Bretschneider.

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