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Ring

Oval bezel, intaglio. A Nereid, possibly Thetis, riding a hippocamp to right (in impression) and carrying a shield.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: bought in Athens. Found near Thebes); 1898: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 69,618.13 (this figure is the total price for MFA 98.641-98.940)

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, 5th century B.C.

Accession Number

98.789

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Rings