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Sard ring stone

Period:
Imperial, Augustan or Julio-Claudian
Date:
ca. 1st century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Sard
Dimensions:
L. 1.6 cm
Classification:
Gems
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.4236
  • Description

    Portrait bust of a young woman in profile

    The hairstyle, with a "French roll" on top of the head and a small chignon at the back, was in fashion during the Augustan period and occurs on coins of Octavia and Fulvia.

  • Provenance

    From Cyprus

  • References

    Richter, Gisela M. A. 1920. Catalogue of Engraved Gems of the Classical Style. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, no. 223, p. 131, pls. 59, 61.

    Richter, Gisela M. A. and Christine Alexander. 1939. Augustan Art: An Exhibition Commemorating the Bimillenium of the Birth of Augustus. New York: Marchbanks Press, p. 24, fig. 54.

    Richter, Gisela M. A. 1948. Roman Portraits, 2nd edn. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

    Richter, Gisela M. A. 1949. "Glyptic Portraits of the late Republic and early Empire in the Metropolitan Museon." Hommages à Joseph Bidez et à Franz Cumont. Brussels: Latomus, revue d'études latines, p. 301.

    Richter, Gisela M. A. 1956[1920]. Catalogue of Engraved Gems of the Classical Style: Greek Etruscan, and Roman. Rome: L'Erma di Bretschneider, no. 476, p. 105, pls. 57.

    Richter, Gisela M. A. 2006[1920]. Catalogue of Engraved Gems of the Classical Style: Greek Etruscan, and Roman, 2nd edn. Rome: L'Erma di Bretschneider, no. 476, p. 105, pls. 57.

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