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Gold ring with Aphrodite and Eros in intaglio. The oval bezel of this elegant signet ring shows Aphrodite, wearing chiton and himation, a bracelet and a double droplet earring. She stretches one hand over the head of the naked Eros who kneels at her feet, adjusting her sandal. Above the Eros hovers a dove. The ground line is a groove with a tremolo line. The design is engraved, perhaps with some chasing.
- Production date
Diameter: 1.70 centimetres (inner)
Diameter: 2.10 centimetres
Length: 1.60 centimetres (bezel)
Weight: 7.71 grammes
- Curator's comments
- Williams and Ogden 1994
Stylistically, the engraving recalls that on a ring in Paris with a seated Penelope.
BIBLIOGRAPHY: BMCR 56; Boardman GGFR, pl. 716 (Iunx Group, shape vi). Paris Penelope: Boardman GGFR, pl. 687.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
2015 -2016 16 Oct - 14 Feb, Hannover, Niedersächsischen Landesmuseum, Madonna
- Acquisition date
- Greek and Roman
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