Silver gilt ring

Period:
Archaic
Date:
late 6th–early 5th century B.C.
Culture:
Etruscan
Medium:
Gold, silver
Dimensions:
length of bezel 5/8 in. (1.6 cm)
Classification:
Gold and Silver
Credit Line:
Purchase, Mr. and Mrs. Martin Fried Gift, 1995
Accession Number:
1995.40
Not on view
The bezel, in the form of a cartouche, is decorated with a winged lion, a siren, and a flying scarab beetle.
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Metropolitan Museum of Art. 1995. "One Hundred Twenty-fifth Annual Report of the Trustees for the Fiscal Year July 1, 1994 through June 30, 1995." Annual Report of the Trustees of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 125: p. 16.

Picón, Carlos A. 2007. Art of the Classical World in the Metropolitan Museum of Art: Greece, Cyprus, Etruria, Rome. no. 313, pp. 272, 467, 469, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

de Puma, Richard Daniel. 2013. Etruscan Art in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. no. 7.22, pp. 261, 274, 280, New Haven and London: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Campbell, Virginia L. 2017. Ancient Rome. p. 34, New York: Thames and Hudson.