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Ring with the Head of Athena
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Ring with the Head of Athena


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Description This gold ring depicts the Greek goddess of wisdom and war, Athena, in a lively manner-- with flowing hair, a large triple-crested helmet, and the characteristic aegis (shield or breastplate) around her neck.
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.
  • Bedazzled: 5,000 Years of Jewelry from the Walters Art Museum. Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville; The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota; The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2006-2009.
  • Bedazzled: 5,000 Years of Jewelry. El Paso Museum of Art, El Paso. 2010.
Provenance Robinson [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Wyndham Cook [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Dikran Kelekian (?), New York and Paris [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1926, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1926

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3rd century BC (Hellenistic)
Accession Number
57.1027
Measurements
bezel: 15/16 in. (2.38 cm) (l.); 1 in. (2.54 cm) (d.)
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