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Faceted rectangular prism seal ring with triton

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Intaglio. Seal mounted in ancient silver swivel hoop ring with silver wire coiled around the ends. Triton, bearded and wearing a fillet or headband, moving right with left hand raised.

Provenance

By date unknown: W. H. Forman Collection; by 1899: with Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge, auction of the W. H. Forman Collection, June 22, 1899, lot 467; by date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, December 1901

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution

Greek, Early Archaic Period, about 6th century B.C.

Dimensions

Length: 22 mm (7/8 in.)

Accession Number

01.7594

Medium or Technique

Rock crystal

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Rings