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Finger Ring

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Object Number:
29-128-1225
Current Location:
Collections storage
Provenience:
Mediterranean
Section:
Mediterranean
Materials:
Bronze
Paste
Technique:
Cameo
Iconography:
Cupid
Eros
Weapons
Description:
(Ancient ring setting, bronze) Winged Eros walking to right carrying arms of Mars (Ares). The design was a popular one in antiquity occuring chiefly on marble caldlelabrum bases. A well known set is in Venice, Graeco-Roman, good style.
Length:
1cm
Width:
1.2cm
Credit Line:
Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville
Other Number:
1225   -   Sommerville Number
GL01b (ancient glass project)   -   Other Number

Bibliography:

[Book] Sommerville, Maxwell. 1877. Engraved Gems : Their Place in the History of Art.
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