Ring with gemstone engraving of Athena - ROM2018_16587_3


Ring with gemstone engraving of Athena

Medium:Gold and carnelian
Geography: Cyprus
Date: 1st century BC-1st century AD
Period: Hellenistic period
2 cm
Object number: 965.234.18
Credit Line: Gift of the Dowager Lady Loch
On view
Gallery Location:Gallery of Greece
DescriptionThe thin round hoop widens at its shoulders where it forms the raised, flat circular bezel set with a red carnelian engraved with a bust of Athena in profile right. She is wearing a crested Corinthian helmet and an aegis. Her rich wavy hair escapes from the back of the helmet.  
Greek World
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