Carnelian ring stone

Period:
Classical
Date:
late 5th–early 4th century B.C.
Culture:
Greek
Medium:
Carnelian
Dimensions:
H.: 1/2 in. (1.3 cm)
Classification:
Gems
Credit Line:
Purchase, Joseph Pulitzer Bequest, 1942
Accession Number:
42.11.23
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 157
forepart of the river god Acheloös with helmet on flank

The helmet is embellished with a horse.
Said to be from Sicily

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1956[1920]. Catalogue of Engraved Gems of the Classical Style: Greek Etruscan, and Roman. no. 97, p. 26, pl. 17, Rome: L'Erma di Bretschneider.

Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae (LIMC). 1981. Vol. 1: Aara-Aphlad. "Acheloos," p. 14, no. 8, pl. 20, Zürich: Artemis Verlag.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 2006[1920]. Catalogue of Engraved Gems of the Classical Style: Greek Etruscan, and Roman, 2nd edn. no. 97, p. 26, pl. 17, Rome: L'Erma di Bretschneider.