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Rock crystal ring, with large bezel

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Originally, the recessed bezel might have held an engraved stone or colored glass cut with an image. The large size and distinctive thick shouldered hoop are typical of Hellenistic finger rings made in a variety of media, including bone, gold, glass and rock crystal. There is little sign of...

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

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution

Greek, Hellenistic Period, 2nd century B.C.


Legacy dimension: 0.05 L. of bezel

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Rings