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Finger ring with snakes intertwined around an emerald

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Two serpents, intertwined, support a plano-convex emerald in a coarsley granulated capsular setting.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Ernst Kofler, Gesegnetmattstrasse 14, Lucerne, Switzerland (according to the MFA acquisition paperwork: said to be from Damanhûr, in the Nile Delta); September 18, 1963: purchased by MFA from Ernst Kofler

Credit Line

Edwin E. Jack Fund

Greek, Hellenistic Period, 2nd century B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Egypt (probably)

Dimensions

Length: 3.5cm (1 3/8in.) Weight: 19.66 gm (0.04 lb.)

Accession Number

63.1247

Medium or Technique

Gold, emerald

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Rings