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Ring with an Intaglio of Eros
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Ring with an Intaglio of Eros


Description Conservation Exhibitions Provenance Credit
Description The hoop is slightly rounded on the outside and flat on the inside; the shoulders are square. The stepped oval bezel has a rinceau pattern between raised gold borders. The garnet is strongly convex and is cut in intaglio with Eros wearing a sash and holding a torch in his lowered hand.
Conservation
Date Description Narrative
12/22/1960Treatmentother
1/14/1979Examinationexamined for condition
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 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
4th-3rd century BC
Medium
gold, garnet
(Gold, Silver & Jewelry)
Accession Number
57.1021
Measurements
W of Bezel: 3/4 in. (1.91 cm); Diam of Hoop: 3/4 in. (1.91 cm)
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Location Within Museum
Not On View

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