- Identification and Creation
- Object Number
- Other Titles
- Alternate Title: Ring (from the Heraion, near Argos)
- Work Type
- 8th-5th century BCE
- Creation Place: Ancient & Byzantine World, Europe, Argolis, Heraion (Argolis)
- Geometric period to Classical
- Persistent Link
- Physical Descriptions
- Copper alloy
- Cast, lost-wax process
- 2.2 x 0.3 cm (7/8 x 1/8 in.)
- 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
- Object Number
- Asian and Mediterranean Art
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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).
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.
- Subjects and Contexts
- Related Works
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