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Round gem with bust of Isis

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Ring with garnet gem with bust of Isis, facing left. She wears a horn and sun disc headpiece, tied on with a fillet. Corkscrew ringlets frame her face, and she wears a cloak tied at the shoulder. The pupil of her eye is drilled.


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

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution

Greek, Hellenistic Period, 1st century B.C.


Length: 10 mm (3/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Gold, garnet


The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Rings