Ring decorated with vine and clusters of grapes - ROM2018_16203_4

ROM2018_16203_4

Ring decorated with vine and clusters of grapes

Medium:Gold with filigree and granulation
Geography: Greece
Date: about 400-300 BC
Period: Classical period
Dimensions:
2 x 2.2 cm
Object number: 2009.82.1
Credit Line: Gift of the Mona Campbell Endowment Fund
Not on view
DescriptionGold ring with oval-shaped box-bezel made from two pieces of sheet gold soldered at the edge. The sides of the bezel are embellished with a continuous ovolo, u-shaped, frieze made from fine filigree wire. The top edge of the bezel is framed with beaded wire and its centre is decorated with a grape vine. The main stem of the vine is represented by a thicker beaded wire and the thinner stems holding the grapes are made from very fine wire. The bunches of grapes are made from clusters of fine grains of gold soldered together. The hoop is composed of three plain wires alternating with three beaded wires. As the wires meet the bezel, two of the outer plain wires coil outwards and are held in place by a pin. On the underside, the plain central wire forms a coil and its outer edge is lined with granules.
Collection:
Greek World
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