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Ring

Date:
4th–5th century B.C.
Culture:
Celtic
Medium:
Gold
Dimensions:
Overall: 1 x 5/8 in., 0.027lb. (2.6 x 1.6 cm, 12g)
Classification:
Metalwork-Gold
Credit Line:
Gift of Josef and Brigitte Hatzenbuehler, 2009
Accession Number:
2009.532.3
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 301
This ring evokes the splendor of the Celts and their love of personal adornment. Its combination of tendril motifs echo symmetrical designs that appear to be abstractions of a face.
Father Lischka, Regensburg (until 1968); Josef Hatzenbuehler, Germany and Houston (1968-2009)
Stein, Wendy A. How to Read Medieval Art. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2016. pp. 9–10, fig. 1.



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