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Ring Engraved with a Hunter on Horseback
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Ring Engraved with a Hunter on Horseback

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Description The hollow hoop is rounded on the outside and slightly ridged on the inside, with a spreading shoulder. On the oval bezel is a hunter on horseback wearing a Persian cap, brandishing a spear, and chasing an antelope. A hunt on horseback was the favorite recreation of Persian nobility. However, the type of ring and its style are typically Greek. It has been suggested that this ring belongs to a group made by local "barbarian" Anatolian craftsmen in imitation of the so-called Greco-Persian gems. The date is probably the second quarter of the fifth century BC.
Date Description Narrative
2/01/1979Examinationexamined for condition
  • Jewelry - Ancient to Modern. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1979-1980.
Provenance Collection of Newton-Robinson [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Collection of Newton-Robinson Sale, Christie, Manson & Woods, London, June 22, 1909, lot 44; Dikran Kelekian, New York and Paris, 1909, by purchase; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1909, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1909

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5th century BCE
bronze, silver alloy
(Gold, Silver & Jewelry)
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W of Bezel: 7/8 in. (2.22 cm); Diam of Hoop: 13/16 in. (2.06 cm)
Location Within Museum
Not On View


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