Finger ring set with a glass mosaic of a dolphin - ROM2018_16203_3

ROM2018_16203_3

Finger ring set with a glass mosaic of a dolphin

Medium:Gold with inlaid glass
Geography: Mediterranean region
Date: about 150-100 BC
Period: Roman period
Dimensions:
Bezel: 1.31 cm x 1.05 cm
Object number: 2003.108.1
Credit Line: Gift of Michael Richards
On view
Gallery Location:Gallery of Greece
DescriptionGold ring set with a glass mosaic of a dolphin in cloisonné technique. The narrow round hoop widens and flattens on the inside at the shoulders as it joins the bezel. The raised oval bezel has a narrow rim and is set with a glass mosaic. A white coloured dolphin is placed within a dark blue background. The mammal's eye is inlaid with a bead of dark blue glass and its body is recessed into the blue ground and framed by a fine bronze or silver wire - in a cloisonné technique.   
Collection:
Greek World
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