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Ring with Cameo of Ganymede
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Ring with Cameo of Ganymede


Description Provenance Credit
Description Ganymede, who was known for his beauty, served as the cupbearer to the Greek god Zeus.
Provenance Duke of Marlborough; Marlborough Gems, no. 22; Henry Walters, New York [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Mrs. Henry Walters, New York, 1931, by inheritance; Sale, Joseph Brummer, New York, 1942; Walters Art Museum, 1942, by purchase.
Credit Museum purchase, 1942

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Period
Cameo: 18th century; Ring: 19th century
Medium
onyx, gold
(Precious Stones & Gems)
Accession Number
42.1200
Measurements
1 x 3/4 in. (2.6 x 1.9 cm)
Geographies
  • Italy (Place of Origin)

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