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Ring with oval gem with laureate head of a youth

Intaglio. Set in gold ring. Laureate head of a youth, facing left; laurel wreath is made of two rows of leaves. His hair is indicated by series of nested curved lines, at varying angles, creating a tousled hair style. He has a straight, flat nose, small lips, and a large chin.


By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: bought in Athens from a Lycian); 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, Late Classical or Hellenistic Period, 4th–3rd century B.C.

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Gems