The J. Paul Getty Museum

Two-Piece Cast Gem Set Into a Fragmentary Hollow Ring

Object Details

Title:

Two-Piece Cast Gem Set Into a Fragmentary Hollow Ring

Artist/Maker:

Unknown

Culture:

Roman

Date:

second half of 1st century B.C.

Medium:

Gem: glass; ring: gold

Object Number:

83.AN.437.17

Dimensions:

0.9 × 1.5 cm (3/8 × 9/16 in.)

Credit Line:

Gift of Damon Mezzacappa and Jonathan H. Kagan

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Object Description

Small winged Eros riding a goat to right. The gem is banded green/white/blue/white/green on top. Traces of gold leaf remain in the device. The fragmentary gold ring is hollow and somewhat crushed, with much of the hoop missing.