User Menu

MFA for Educators

Engage your students with the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to illustrate themes and concepts in any discipline.

Ring with Herakles

Start collecting

On the bezel in intaglio, Herakles walks to the left, carrying his lion's skin on the left shoulder and his club in his left hand. In the extended right he holds a skyphos. Most of the ring broken away. Dark green patina.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution

Greek, Hellenistic Period,

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 288; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 122 (additional published references).

Dimensions

Length: 1.9 cm (3/4 in.)

Accession Number

01.7531

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Rings