Glass finger ring


On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171

Translucent honey yellow, with opaque white trails and opaque green blob.
Circular hoop and cross section made from a straight rod and bent into ring so that ends meet at bezel.
Top of bezel shaped into an oval projecting blob in green, encircled by white, imitating a gem; spirally twisted trails in hoop.
Intact; some pinprick bubbles; dulling, slight pitting and weathering.

Many rings of this type have been found at sites throughout the Roman Empire.

Glass finger ring, Glass, Roman

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