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Finger Ring with Intaglio Depicting Eros

A work made of gold and banded stone or glass.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of gold and banded stone or glass.

Date:

3rd century

Artist:

Roman

About this artwork

For both men and women in the Roman world, jewelry functioned as a visible sign of wealth, social standing,
and gender. Artists of the time created some works in accord with earlier Hellenistic and Etruscan preferences
for the extravagant and conspicuous use of gold. Over time, imperial expansion increased Romans’ access to a variety of valuable materials, leading to a distinctly Roman taste for jewelry incorporating color—typically in the form of gemstones or glass, as seen in this ring.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Arts of the Ancient Mediterranean and Byzantium

Artist

Ancient Roman

Title

Finger Ring with Intaglio Depicting Eros

Place

Rome (Object made in)

Date

200 CE–300 CE

Medium

Gold and banded stone or glass

Dimensions

2.5 × 2 cm (1 × 3/4 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Dorothy Braude Edinburg to the Harry B. and Bessie K. Braude Memorial Collection

Reference Number

2013.1105

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