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Ring with seated woman, possibly Aphrodite, between two Erotes

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Intaglio. A woman, seated on a stool, facing left, holds a wreath in her right hand. Behind her, at right, an Eros holding a branch or wreath near her head. At left, second Eros crowns her with a wreath. Her drapery is indicated by series of deeply cult lines, including a wide, horizontal neck-line.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought in London.); December 1901: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution

Greek, Late Classical Period, about 350 B.C.

Dimensions

Overall: 2.1 x 1.8 x 2 cm (13/16 x 11/16 x 13/16 in.) Other (Width of band): 0.4 cm (3/16 in.)

Accession Number

01.8183

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Rings