Ring

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Object Name: 
Ring
Accession Number: 
71.1.15
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 2.4 cm, W: 2.1 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
299-100 BCE
Primary Description: 
Colorless glass with slight yellow-greenish tinge, dull surface, patches of iridescent film; cast, gold glass technique, polished. Bezel and sides of ring preserved, lower portion lost; oval face, flat with small gold foil figure imbedded; probably a nike, helmeted and winged rising up on tiptoes with left hand raised, right hand lowered and holding on to a staff; lower portion of the staff has broken away from the base and twisted away during fabrication.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Hecht, Robert E. (American, 1919-2012), Source
1971-07-16
Category: 
Gold-Band Glass: From Hellenistic to Roman Luxury Glass Production (2019) illustrated, p. 15 (fig. 1);
Things that travelled : Mediterranean glass in the first millennium CE (2018) illustrated, p. 25 (fig. 2.1);
Gold in Glass (2015) illustrated, p. 65; BIB# 712684
The Art of Ancient Glass (2005) illustrated, p. 36, figure 2; BIB# AI71168
Objects of Fantasy: Glass Inclusions of the Nineteenth Century (2001) illustrated, p. 119, #66; BIB# 68390
Pre-Roman and Early Roman Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass (1979) illustrated, p. 268, #801; BIB# 29547