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Ring Engraved with a Griffin and a Lion
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Ring Engraved with a Griffin and a Lion


Description Conservation Exhibitions Provenance Credit
Description Hollow hoop with an oblong bezel engraved with a griffin facing a lion. The animals are separated and surrounded by a hatched line. Cartouche rings, ultimately of Egyptian origin, are the earliest type of ring known in Etruria, popular in the late 7th and 6th centuries.
Conservation
Date Description Narrative
12/07/1978Examinationexamined for condition
Exhibitions
  • Jewelry - Ancient to Modern. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1979-1980.
Provenance Joseph Brummer, Paris and New York, [date and mode of acquisition unknown] [as part of "Jugoslavian Treasure"]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1927, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1927

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Period
6th century BC
Accession Number
57.427
Measurements
Max. Diam: 15/16 in. (2.4 cm)
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Location Within Museum
Not On View

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