Garnet ring stone

Period: Hellenistic

Date: 1st century B.C.

Culture: Italic

Medium: Garnet (almandine)

Dimensions: Other: 1/2 x 1/4 x 5/8 in. (1.3 x 0.6 x 1.6 cm)

Classification: Gems

Credit Line: Gift of John Taylor Johnston, 1881

Accession Number: 81.6.31

Description

Carved on this almandine garnet is Eros walking to the right and proudly carrying off the weapons of Herakles: the lion's skin, club, bow, and the quiver.

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