Finger Ring with Engraved Gemstone

A work made of gemstone: sardonyx
ring: gold.
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  • A work made of gemstone: sardonyx
ring: gold.

Date:

Gemstone: 1st century AD
Ring: modern

Artist:

Roman

About this artwork

Engraved or carved gems were often incorporated into signet rings, which could be pressed into hot wax as a seal. Here, a horse is depicted with its head down as though grazing, the mane and tail carved in delicate detail.

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Ancient and Byzantine Art

Culture

Ancient Roman

Title

Finger Ring with Engraved Gemstone

Origin

Roman Empire

Date

1 AD–100 AD

Medium

Gemstone: sardonyx Ring: gold

Dimensions

1.5 × 2.4 × 2.5 cm (1/2 × 15/16 × 1 in.)

Credit Line

Bequest of Janis H. Palmer

Reference Number

1986.898

Extended information about this artwork

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