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Intaglio with Athena Promachos Set in a Ring
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Intaglio with Athena Promachos Set in a Ring


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Description Athena Promachos is shown striding left on this intaglio. She wears a Corinthian helmet and holds a spear in her left hand and a round shield in her right. On the right is a crescent.
Exhibitions
  • Jewelry - Ancient to Modern. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1979-1980.
Provenance George Spencer, fourth Duke Marlborough, Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire, by 1817, [mode of acquisition unknown] [Marlborough no. 90]; George Spencer-Churchill, fifth Duke of Marlborough, Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire, 1817, by bequest; George Spencer-Churchill, sixth Duke of Marlborough, Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire, 1840, by bequest; John Spencer-Churchill, seventh Duke of Marlborough, Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire, 1857, by bequest; Sale, The Marlborough Gems, Christie, Manson & Woods, London, 28 June 1875, p. 13, lot 90; David Bromilow, Bitteswell Hall, Leicestershire, ca. 1875, by purchase; Julia Bromilow Jary, Bitteswell Hall, Leicestershire, 1898, by bequest; Sale, The Marlborough Gems Purchased by the Late David Bromilow, esq., Christie, Manson & Woods, London, 26 June 1899, p. 15, lot 90; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1899, by purchase [Dikran Kelekian as agent]; Sadie Jones (Mrs. Henry Walters), New York, 1931, by bequest; Joseph Brummer, Paris and New York, 1941, by purchase [Brummer inv. no. N5143a]; Walters Art Museum, 1942, by purchase.
Credit Museum purchase [formerly part of the Walters Collection], 1942

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Period
1st-2nd century CE (Roman Imperial)
Medium
nicolo; mount: gold
(Precious Stones & Gems)
Accession Number
42.1135
Measurements
Intaglio H: 3/8 × W: 1/4 × D: 3/16 in. (0.9 × 0.7 × 0.5 cm). Ring max diam: 7/8 × Hoop: 13/16 × Bezel H: 7/16 in. (2.3 × 2 × 1.1 cm).
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Not On View

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