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Ring set with round seal with seated man

Smoky crystal. Intaglio. Set in ancient iron ring. Bearded man seated on a four-legged stool, looking down at a scroll he holds in his right hand. In his left hand, he holds a pointer, which rests on a globe in front of his foot. Head is rendered in profile; upper body in 3/4 view. He wears a...

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By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to his records: sent from Athens); 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, Classical Period, mid-5th–mid-4th century B.C.

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Iron (ring); rock crystal (seal)


The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Rings