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Ring Engraved with Eros
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Ring Engraved with Eros


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Description The gold ring has an elliptical hoop, broadening at the shoulders, and a flat-topped oval bezel. Represented in intaglio on the bezel within an engraved circle is the figure of Eros holding a ball, one leg on a rock. A length of wire is coiled on the hoop.
Conservation
Date Description Narrative
12/14/1978Examinationexamined for condition
4/11/1984Treatmentcleaned; other
Exhibitions
  • Jewelry - Ancient to Modern. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1979-1980.
  • Objects of Adornment: Five Thousand Years of Jewelry from the Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, New York; Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk; Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh; San Antonio Museum of Art, San Antonio; Philbrook Museum of Art, Tulsa; Honolulu Academy of Arts, Honolulu; New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans; Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee; Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minneapolis; Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo; The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota. 1984-1987.
  • Jewelry from the Walters Art Gallery and the Zucker Family Collection. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1987.
Provenance Dikran Kelekian, New York and Paris [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1911, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1911

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Period
3rd century CE
Accession Number
57.1020
Measurements
5/8 in. (1.59 cm) (max. inner diam.)
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Location Within Museum
Not On View

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