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Ring with man holding a bow

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On the bezel a man stands holding a bow in the outstretched right hand and an unidentified object, perhaps a shield, in the lowered left. He is nude. Traces of green patina in and on the cleaned, brassy surfaces.

Provenance

By date unknown: Edward Sylvester Morse Collection (said to be from Asia Minor); gift of Edward Sylvester Morse to MFA, November 23, 1921

Credit Line

Gift of Edward Sylvester Morse

Greek, Late Archaic or Classical Period, about 5th century B.C.

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 283.

Dimensions

Length (of bezel): 2.5 cm (1 in.)

Accession Number

21.2302

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Rings