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Intaglio Ring with Berenike II
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Intaglio Ring with Berenike II


Description Conservation Exhibitions Provenance Credit
Description To ensure the safe return from battle of her husband, Ptolemy III, Berenike II dedicated her hair to the gods. After she cut it off, it reputedly became the constellation Berenice's Hair, near Leo.
Conservation
Date Description Narrative
2/12/1957Treatmentother
8/25/1960Examinationother
4/01/1983Treatmentcleaned; other
10/03/1988Treatmentcleaned
7/10/2001Treatmentother
Exhibitions
  • From Alexander to Cleopatra: Greek Art of the Hellenistic Age. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1988-1989.
Provenance Hirsch; Walters Art Museum, 1942, by purchase.
Credit Museum purchase, 1942

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Period
ca. 246-222 BC (Hellenistic-Ptolemaic)
Medium
garnet in gold mount
(Precious Stones & Gems)
Accession Number
42.1339
Measurements
H: 1 x W: 1 x D: 1/2 in. (2.6 x 2.6 x 1.2 cm)
Geography
  • Greece (Place of Discovery)

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