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Ring with Eros playing a double flute

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Intaglio. Eros playing a very thin set of double flutes, while taking a step toward the left with his left foot. He has short hair, pulled back into a small bun and long wings, whose inner feathers are indicated by round dots. Motif situated on a small ground line.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought in Athens.); December 1901: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution

Greek, Classical Period, about 360–330 B.C.

Dimensions

Overall: 2 x 1.5 x 2.1 cm (13/16 x 9/16 x 13/16 in.) Other (Width of band): 0.4 cm (3/16 in.)

Accession Number

01.8184

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Rings