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Intaglio with Eros on a Swan Set in a Ring
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Intaglio with Eros on a Swan Set in a Ring


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Description This intaglio shows the god Eros riding on a swan in profile to the left. The hoop of the ring is slightly rounded on the outside and flat inside. The shoulders are square and very slightly flared. The oval bezel bears a pattern of chevrons, lines, and dots engraved on it.
Conservation
Date Description Narrative
12/22/1960Treatmentother
Exhibitions
  • Jewelry - Ancient to Modern. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1979-1980.
  • From Alexander to Cleopatra: Greek Art of the Hellenistic Age. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1988-1989.
Provenance Henry Walters, New York [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Sadie Jones (Mrs. Henry Walters), New York, 1931, by inheritance; Mrs. Henry Walters Sale, Joseph Brummer, New York, 1942; Walters Art Museum, 1942, by purchase.
Credit Museum purchase [formerly part of the Walters Collection], 1942

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Period
4th-3rd century BC
Medium
gold, mottled agate
(Precious Stones & Gems)
Accession Number
42.856
Measurements
L of bezel: 3/4 x Inner Diam: 11/16 in. (1.91 x 1.75 cm)
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Location Within Museum
Not On View

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