Bezel shaped like a cartouche and divided in three horizontal sections; in the middle one is a sphinx, wearing a hat and holding a branch. In each of the other two is a bird with spread wings. These designs are incised. From Etruria.
By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (one of a group of objects that according to Warren's records were brought to Rome and had all been found together in a tomb at Ferentinum [the contents included MFA 98.687-691a, 98.774-775, 98.778-783, 98.800-801, and 98.918]); 1898: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 69,618.13 (this figure is the total price for MFA 98.641-98.940)
Henry Lillie Pierce Fund