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Ring with lion attacking a dolphin

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Intaglio. Ring with oval bezel. Motif oriented horizontally. A lion facing left, holds a dolphin, facing right, down with its paws, and bites its back. Front paws placed on either side of jaws; back left paw positioned on dolphin's head. Lion is in profile except for its large head, which in...

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Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to his records: said by Ready to have been in the collection of Count Tyszkiewicz at one time; bought by Warren in Rome); 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, Classical Period, 425–400 B.C.

Dimensions

Length (bezel): 1.5 cm (9/16 in.)

Accession Number

98.795

Medium or Technique

Gold

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Rings