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Carnelian ring stone

Period:
Imperial
Date:
ca. 1st century A.D.–3rd century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Carnelian
Dimensions:
L. 1.1 cm
Classification:
Gems
Credit Line:
Gift of John Taylor Johnston, 1881
Accession Number:
81.6.139
  • Description

    Elephant creeping out of the shell of a snail

  • References

    Richter, Gisela M. A. 1920. Catalogue of Engraved Gems of the Classical Style. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, no. 253, pp. 139-40, pl. 65.

    Richter, Gisela M. A. 1956[1920]. Catalogue of Engraved Gems of the Classical Style: Greek Etruscan, and Roman. Rome: L'Erma di Bretschneider, no. 507, p. 110, pl. 61.

    Schlüter, Margildis, Gertrud Horster, and Peter Zazoff. 1975. Antike Gemmen in deutschen Sammlungen: Hannover, Kestner-Museum, Hamburg, Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe, Vol. 4. Wiesbaden: Franz Steiner Verlag, p. 221.

    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. 507, p. 110, pl. 61.

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