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Ring with the head of a man

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Oval bezel, drilled and incised with the head of a man with close-cropped hair, curly beard and thick neck. Dark brown patina. The ring may originally have been gilded or silvered.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Isaac Sakhai, 49 Colborne Road, apt. 5, Brighton, MA 02135; April 24, 1985: purchased by MFA from Isaac Sakha

Credit Line

John Michael Rodocanachi Fund

Greek, Hellenistic Period, 3rd century B.C.

Object Place

Iran

Dimensions

Legacy dimension: D: 0.032 m. x 0.026 m.

Accession Number

1985.131

Medium or Technique

Iron

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Rings