Gold and banded agate ring

Period:
Imperial
Date:
late 1st century B.C.–3rd century A.D.
Culture:
Roman, Cypriot
Medium:
Gold, banded agate
Dimensions:
1/4 × 11/16 in. (0.7 × 1.7 cm)
Classification:
Gems
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.4240
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 176
Set in a plain gold ring; on the stone is an ant carved in intaglio.
Richter, Gisela M. A. 1920. Catalogue of Engraved Gems of the Classical Style. no. 256, p. 140, pl. 67, 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. 539, pp. 113-14, pl. 62, Rome: L'Erma di Bretschneider.

Schlüter, Margildis, Gertrud Horster, and Peter Zazoff. 1975. Antike Gemmen in deutschen Sammlungen: Hannover, Kestner-Museum, Hamburg, Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe, Vol. 4. p. 245, Wiesbaden: Franz Steiner Verlag.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 2006[1920]. Catalogue of Engraved Gems of the Classical Style: Greek Etruscan, and Roman, 2nd edn. no. 539, pp. 113-14, pl. 62, Rome: L'Erma di Bretschneider.