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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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Provenance

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

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

81.135

Medium or Technique

Gold, stone(?)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Gems