Kallos Gallery

A GREEK GOLD FINGER RING

Classical Period, circa 4th century BC

A GREEK GOLD FINGER RING

Classical Period, circa 4th century BC

Length of bezel: 2 cm; ring size: M

Solid-cast with a plain hoop expanding at the shoulders to the large oval bezel, engraved with the figure of the goddess Nike dressed in a chiton standing before a thymiaterion. In her left hand she holds a wreath, the symbol of victory.

For a similar example, cf. J. Boardman, Greek Gems and Finger Rings, Early Bronze Age to Late Classical, London, 1970, pl. 754.

Elizabeth Stafford Collection, New Orleans, acquired 1966 or prior

Published

J.B. Byrnes, The Odyssey of an Art Collector: Unity in Diversity/Five Thousand Years of Art, New Orleans, 1966, p. 143, no. 37.

 

Exhibited

The Isaac Delgado Museum of Art, New Orleans, The Odyssey of an Art Collector: Unity in Diversity/Five Thousand Years of Art, 11 November 1966 – 8 January 1967.

Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 1984 – 1986 (loan no. 0034.1984).

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