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Ring with Sardonyx Intaglio of the Farnese Hercules
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Ring with Sardonyx Intaglio of the Farnese Hercules


Description Provenance Credit
Description This intaglio represents a famous ancient statue of Hercules in the courtyard of the Farnese Palace in Rome. It is probably after a gem carved by a member of the Pichler family.
Provenance Henry Walters, New York; inherited by Sadie Walters (Mrs. Henry Walters), New York, 1931; purchased by Joseph Brummer, New York, 1941 (?); purchased by Walters Art Museum, 1942.
Credit Museum purchase (formerly in the collection of Mrs. Henry Walters), 1942

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Period
18th century
Medium
sardonyx, gold
(Precious Stones & Gems)
Accession Number
42.1318
Measurements
H: 1 1/8 x W: 11/16 in. (2.9 x 1.8 cm)
Geographies
  • Italy (Place of Origin)

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