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Ring

Period:
Ptolemaic Period
Dynasty:
Ptolemaic Dynasty
Date:
200–30 B.C.
Geography:
From Egypt
Medium:
Gold, garnet
Dimensions:
L. 1.9 x W. 1.6 cm (3/4 x 5/8 in)
Credit Line:
Gift of Helen Miller Gould, 1910
Accession Number:
10.130.1427
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 134
This ring is set with a garnet cabochon, that is, a garnet cut and polished so as to be rounded rather than faceted. Such rings became popular in the later Hellenistic Period.
Formerly in the collection of the Reverend Chauncey Murch (died 1907). Collected between 1883 and 1906 while Murch was a missionary in Egypt. Collection purchased by the Museum from the Murch family with funds provided by Helen Miller Gould, 1910.

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