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Ring

Date:
4th–5th century B.C.
Culture:
Celtic
Medium:
Gold
Dimensions:
Overall: 7/8 x 13/16 x 11/16 in., 0.007lb. (2.3 x 2 x 1.8 cm, 3g)
Classification:
Metalwork-Gold
Credit Line:
Gift of Josef and Brigitte Hatzenbuehler, 2009
Accession Number:
2009.532.2
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 301
These rings evoke the splendor of the Celts and their love of personal adornment. The upper ring is one of the most lavish surviving examples. The rams’ heads are similar to those on the great gold neck ring from Frasnes-lez Buissenal also exhibited in this case. The two smaller rings present a combination of tendril motifs, some echoing symmetrical designs that appear to be abstractions of a face.
Father Lischka, Regensburg (until 1968); Josef Hatzenbuehler, Germany and Houston (1968-2009)
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