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Ring with a deer hunt

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Intaglio. Motif oriented horiztonally. An Amazon hunter on horseback prepares to spear a spotted deer, running away at left. The deer is also pursued by a hunting dog. In front of the horse's head there is a flying bird. The hunter is wearing a short tunic (chiton), belted at waist, and a cloak...

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Provenance

By 1903: with Edward Perry Warren (according to J. D. Beazley, The Lewes House Collection of Ancient Gems, no. 54: bought in Athens, 1903); April 7, 1921: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 30,000.00 (this figure is the total purchase price for MFA 21.1193-21.1221)

Credit Line

Francis Bartlett Donation of 1912

Greek, Classical Period, 425–400 B.C.

Catalogue Raisonné

Lewes House Gems, no. 054 (1920; 2002, additional published references).

Dimensions

Overall: 2.8 x 2.2cm (1 1/8 x 7/8in.) Weight: 24.59 gm (0.05 lb.)

Accession Number

21.1204

Medium or Technique

Gold

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Rings