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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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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.

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Medium or Technique

Gold, onyx


The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Rings