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Ring

  • Place of origin:

    Roman Empire (made)

  • Date:

    50 BC-50 AD (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Gold set with a carnelian intaglio

  • Museum number:

    461-1871

  • Gallery location:

    Jewellery, Rooms 91, The William and Judith Bollinger Gallery, case 4, shelf A, box 22

Physical description

Gold ring, the swelling hoop set with a carnelian intaglio of the head of the Emperor Augustus cut to the shape of his head.

Place of Origin

Roman Empire (made)

Date

50 BC-50 AD (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Gold set with a carnelian intaglio

Dimensions

Height: 1.5 cm, Width: 1.4 cm, Depth: 0.6 cm

Object history note

Found near Rome in 1857, ex Waterton Collection

Descriptive line

Gold ring, the swelling hoop set with a carnelian intaglio possibly of the head of the Emperor Augustus, Roman Empire, 50 BC- AD 50

Materials

Gold; Carnelian

Techniques

Intaglio

Subjects depicted

Intaglios; Heads (body part)

Categories

Jewellery; Metalwork; Europeana Fashion Project

Collection

Metalwork Collection

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