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Ring with Nereid riding a hippocamp

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Intaglio. Ring with oval bezel. Motif oriented vertically. Nereid, seated 'side-saddle' on a composite creature, a hippocamp, moving to the left. She wears a chiton, with many vertical lines to indicate pleats, a necklace indicated by round dots, and a himation that has fallen around her waist....

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Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to his records: said to have been found in Greece); 1895: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 29,857.37 (this figure is the total price for MFA 95.9-95.174)

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund

Greek, Classical Period, 425–400 B.C.

Dimensions

Legacy dimension: 126.5 gr. weight

Accession Number

95.92

Medium or Technique

Gold

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Rings