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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1895.202.G
Title
Ring
Other Titles
Alternate Title: Ring (from the Heraion, near Argos)
Classification
Jewelry
Work Type
ring
Date
8th-5th century BCE
Places
Creation Place: Ancient & Byzantine World, Europe, Argolis, Heraion (Argolis)
Period
Geometric period to Classical
Culture
Greek
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/170139
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Copper alloy
Technique
Cast, lost-wax process
Dimensions
2.2 x 0.3 cm (7/8 x 1/8 in.)
2.5 g
Technical Details

Technical Observations: The patina is black with a small area of brown burial accretions. The object is irregular in diameter, which may indicate that the wax model was formed by rolling.


Henry Lie (submitted 2002, updated 2014)

Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Gift of Professor C.E. Norton and Richard Norton
Accession Year
1895
Object Number
1895.202.G
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions

Published Catalogue Text: Ancient Mediterranean and Near Eastern Bronzes at the Harvard Art Museums
The size of this plain ring with rounded section is suitable for a finger ring, but other functions, such as a ring handle, cannot be excluded (1).

NOTES:

1. For similar rings, see H. F. de Cou, “The Bronzes of the Argive Heraeum,” in The Argive Heraeum 2, ed. C. Waldstein (Boston, 1905) 191-332, esp. 252, groups I and II.


Susanne Ebbinghaus

Subjects and Contexts

Ancient Bronzes

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