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Ring with oval gem with Cupid walking left

Red jasper. Intaglio. Flat front; set in ancient silver ring with oval hoop and thickening shoulders. Cupid walking in profile to the left. Small wing projecting from upper shoulder; cloak hanging down his back. He holds his arms our in front, one at shoulder height and the other at waist level...

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Provenance

According to MFA archival card: Found at Metz; by date unknown: Henry (?) Brooks Collection; gift of Henry (?) Brooks to MFA, April 1, 1900

Credit Line

Gift of Henry (?) Brooks

Roman, Imperial Period, 2nd century A.D.

Accession Number

00.375

Medium or Technique

Silver, jasper

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Rings