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  • Ringstone with an artist painting a sculpture, Imperial, 1st–2nd century a.d.
    Roman
    Carnelian; 1/2 x 7/16 in. (1.3 x 1.14 cm)
    Gift of John Taylor Johnston, 1881 (81.6.48)

    A bearded man in a Greek himation is seated before a female bust mounted on a pillar. He lightly holds a brush in his right hand with which he paints the hair of the sculpture. His left hand holds what appears to be a palette. This ringstone may well have belonged to an artist with an expertise in the painting of sculptures.

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  • Ringstone with an artist painting a sculpture, Imperial, 1st–2nd century A.D.
    Roman
    Carnelian; 1/2 x 7/16 in. (1.3 x 1.14 cm)
    Gift of John Taylor Johnston, 1881 (81.6.48)

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