Glass finger ring
- Early Imperial
- 1st century A.D.
- Glass; drawn, tooled, and trailed
- H.: 1/4 in. (0.7 cm)
Diam.: 7/8 in. (2.3 cm)
- Credit Line:
- Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917
- Accession Number:
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.