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Gold finger-ring; hollow; glass bezel with a gold foil showing Aphrodite and an Eros. The ring is formed of pale, transparent green glass and contains within the bezel a thin gold foil representation of a seated Aphrodite, wearing a chiton and a chlamys, seeing to the hair of the small naked Eros that stands by her side.
- Production date
Diameter: 1.80 centimetres (bezel)
Diameter: 2.50 centimetres (ring)
- Curator's comments
- Williams and Ogden 1994
The technical procedure involved in placing a gold foil cut-out in a depression in the bezel, covering it with a layer of similarly coloured glass, then grinding the whole ring and polishing it into shape. Much of the glass hoop of this ring is lost. This type of ring must have been quite a novelty when it was first created, the gold seeming to float in the clear glass.
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Greek and Roman
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