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Ring with Hermes

Intaglio. Ring with oval bezel. Motif oriented vertically. Hermes, standing right, leans on an Ionic column with his right arm. He holds a caduceus in his right hand and holds a dish (phiale) in his left hand. He wears a cloak (chlamys) fastened around his neck with a round pin, which falls down...

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By date unknown: Bourguignon Collection (purchased by him in Constantinople according to J. D. Beazley, The Lewes House Collection of Ancient Gems, no. 48); by date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; November 21, 1923: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 32,948.27 (this figure is the total purchase price for MFA 23.576-23.594)

Credit Line

Francis Bartlett Donation of 1912

Greek, Classical Period, 450–425 B.C.

Catalogue Raisonné

Lewes House Gems, no. 048 (1920; 2002, additional published references).

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Rings