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Ring with round gem with Eros

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Intaglio. Set in ancient gold ring, with elliptical hoop with thickening shoulders. Motif carved on convex side. Very sketchily rendered. A chubby Eros, with short, stubby wings at his shoulder blades, bends forward while holding a stick in one hand and an insect, possibly a grasshopper upside...

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

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Gift of Henry P. Kidder

Greek or Roman, Hellenistic or Imperial Period, 1st century B.C.–1st century A.D.


Length x width: 2 x 6 mm (1/16 x 1/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Gold, stone(?)


The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Gems