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Ringstone

Brown agate. An old man with staff follows a goat who leaps to right, towards a large tree. Inscribed: [inscription], doubtless the owner. Clear, precise work with the wheel.

Provenance

Said to be from Syria (according to MFA records); by date unknown: Burton Y. Berry Collection; gift to MFA from Burton Y. Berry in Memory of Michel Chiha of Beirut, October 15, 1969

Credit Line

Gift of Burton Y. Berry in memory of Michel Chiha of Beirut

Roman, Imperial Period,

Dimensions

Length: 20 mm (13/16 in.)

Accession Number

69.1209

Medium or Technique

Agate

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Gems