Gold ring engraved with a warrior and a lion, Gold, Greek

Gold ring engraved with a warrior and a lion

Period:
Archaic
Date:
late 6th century B.C.
Culture:
Greek
Medium:
Gold
Dimensions:
Diam.: 3/8 in. (0.9 cm)
Other: 3/8 in. (1 cm)
Classification:
Gems
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.4057
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
Group of warriors (Herakles?) and a lion.
From Cyprus

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1920. Catalogue of Engraved Gems of the Classical Style. no. 21, p. 23, pl. 5, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1956[1920]. Catalogue of Engraved Gems of the Classical Style: Greek Etruscan, and Roman. no. 37, p. 11, pl. 6, Rome: L'Erma di Bretschneider.

Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae (LIMC). 1990. Vol. 5: Herakles-Kenchrias. "Herakles," p. 22, no. 1838, pl. 40, Zürich: Artemis Verlag.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 2006[1920]. Catalogue of Engraved Gems of the Classical Style: Greek Etruscan, and Roman, 2nd edn. no. 37, p. 11, pl. 6, Rome: L'Erma di Bretschneider.