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Ring with gem with Hermes

'Nicolo,' blue surface on black layer. Intaglio. Convex face and set in ancient (?) gold ring. Hermes leans on a pillar with his right arm and holds a bag (purse? money bag?) in his right hand. In crook of left elbow, he holds a caduceus horizontally. Stands with weight on left leg; right leg...

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Provenance

By 1897: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought from Bernadini, said from Palestrina whence his supplies almost always come. 1897.); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, December 1901

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution

Roman, Imperial Period, 1st century A.D.

Accession Number

01.7600

Medium or Technique

Gold, onyx

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Rings