- Museum number
Gold ring set with a banded agate intaglio of Hercules in a lion skin. The shoulders ornamented on the outer surface only with ropework and triangles of grainwork. Maker's mark.
- Production date
- 1870-1910 (circa)
Height: 1.65 centimetres (bezel)
- Curator's comments
- Text from catalogue of Hull Grundy Gift (Gere et al 1984) no. 981:
The intaglio, probably Italian contemporary work, represents a fairly convincing attempt to imitate antique figure style and the Etruscan use of banded agate. Mrs Philip Newman was a pupil of and assistant to John Brogden, exhibiting with him in Paris in 1867 and 1878, and specialising in archaeological and historical styles. For further biographical information see Gere 1975, p.212. (Judy Rudoe)
It has been suggested by Diana Scarisbrick that this figure is not Hercules but Omphale.
- On display (G47/dc11)
- Acquisition date
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: HG.1102 (masterlist number)