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Gold ring with plain agate scaraboid

5th century B.C.
Gold, agate
H. 1 in. (2.5 cm) diameter 1 in. (2.5 cm)
Gold and Silver
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 156
Plain agate scarab set in a ring.
Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 4202, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Karageorghis, Vassos, Joan Mertens, and Marice E. Rose. 2000. Ancient Art from Cyprus: The Cesnola Collection in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. no. 324, pp. 195-6, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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