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Gold ring with onyx intaglio

Period:
Mid-Imperial
Date:
late 2nd–early 3rd century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Onyx, gold
Dimensions:
Other: 5/8 in. (1.6 cm)
Classification:
Gems
Credit Line:
Bequest of Rupert L. Joseph, 1960
Accession Number:
60.55.80
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 169
The intaglio depicts a man offering a severed head to a general, who is seated in front of a herm and accompanied by a standing soldier.
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