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Ring with an Isiac crown

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Bezel in form of a Isiac crown, in various parts of which pastes or gems were inserted. Of these only one fragment is left. The crown is made up of a sun-disc topped by two "feathers" with beaded edges, long cow's horns. A smaller disc tops the feathers, and wire spirals connect the tips of...

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Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1898: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 69,618.13 (this figure is the total price for MFA 98.641-98.940)

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Late Hellenistic Period, 150–50 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Egypt (probably)

Dimensions

Length of bezel: 2.7 cm.

Accession Number

98.802

Medium or Technique

Gold

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Rings