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Ring with oval gem with figure leaning on pillar

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Brown glass. Intaglio. Set loosely in ancient(?) gold ring: massive oval hoop with rectangular shoulder and raised setting. Image carved on convex side of seal. A semi-draped figure leaning on pillar with right elbow. Torso is bare; drapery swathed around hips and carried over the right arm in...

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By date unknown: Henry P. Kidder Collection; gift of Henry P. Kidder to MFA, September 27, 1881

Credit Line

Gift of Henry P. Kidder

Greek, Hellenistic Period, 3rd–2nd century B.C.


Length x width (including setting): 28 x 20 mm (1 1/8 x 13/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Gold, glass (paste)


The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Rings