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Ring with cameo of clasped hands

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A traditional Roman marriage ring with bezel design of two clasped hands. The woman's hand on the left wears a bracelet. Above, a garland or fillet. Below, OMONOIA, "harmony" (white on blue background). Octagonal hoop with oval bezel mounting. The shape of the ring suggests that it was worn on...

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Provenance

By date unknown: with Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; October 17, 1963: gift to MFA in memory of R. E. and Julia K. Hecht

Credit Line

Gift in memory of R. E. and Julia K. Hecht

Roman, Eastern Mediterranean, Imperial Period, 3rd century A.D.

Catalogue Raisonné

Highlights: Classical Art (MFA), p. 094.

Dimensions

Height x width x depth: 1 x 2.3 x 1.9 cm (3/8 x 7/8 x 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

63.1555

Medium or Technique

Gold and sardonyx

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Rings