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Intaglio with head of Hermes, in gold ring

Carnelian oval intaglio. Head of Hermes in antique gold ring. B.B. 284.6.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to his records: bought in Athens); October 28, 1925: loaned to MFA by Edward Perry Warren (as 574.25) ; purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, November 17, 1927 for $ 161,000.00 (this figure is the total price for MFA 27.647-27.761)

Credit Line

Francis Bartlett Donation of 1912

Greco-Roman,

Accession Number

27.728

Medium or Technique

Carnelian

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Gems