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Ringstone with lion

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Carnelian intaglio ringstone in modern gold setting, lion walking to right on a ground-line. Stone chipped on edge below groundline. Gold band inscribed.

Provenance

By 1972: Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III Collection (from the Paraskeivides Collection in the mid 1960s); loaned to MFA by Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III, October 4, 1972, (loan number 232.1972); gift to MFA from Cornelius C. Vermeule III, March 21, 2001, in memory of Emily Dickinson Townsend Vermeule

Credit Line

Gift in memory of Emily Dickinson Townsend Vermeule

Roman, Imperial Period, 1st or 2nd century A.D.

Accession Number

2001.176

Medium or Technique

Carnelian intaglio and gold

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment