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Gold and banded agate ring

Period:
Imperial
Date:
1st–2nd century A.D.
Culture:
Roman, Cypriot
Medium:
Gold and banded agate (sardonyx) stone
Dimensions:
Diam.: 7/8 in. (2.2 cm)
Classification:
Gold and Silver
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.4264
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 176
Stone is cut into a prominent cone, mounted in gold ring.
From Cyprus

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 4264, 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. 490, p. 292, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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