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Engraved gem set in a modern ring
Roman Empire (Place Created)
1st century A.D.
Gem: cornelian; ring: gold
1.4 cm (9/16 in.)
Three figures enact the mythological scene on this gem, which depicts the
From Troy, Aeneas sailed westward, eventually reaching Italy, where his descendant, Romulus, founded Rome. The best-known account of Aeneas' exploits and the origin of Rome is the
The gold ring into which this gem is set is modern.
- after mid 19th century
Rosarena Collection, Mexican, Mexican
after mid 19th century - 1900
Constantine Alexander Ionides, Greek, 1833 - 1900 (London, England), [collection no. 74] by inheritance to his son, Alexander Constantine Ionides, 1900.
1900 - 1931
Alexander Constantine Ionides, Greek, 1862 - 1931 (London, England), by inheritance to his heirs, 1931.
Heirs of Alexander Constantine Ionides, Greek, 1862 - 1931
by 1968 -
Lady Adam Gordon , great grand-daughter of Alexander Constantine Ionides (London, England)
Mrs. Diana Scarisbrick, born 1928, sold through Oliver Forge (London, England) to the J. Paul Getty Museum, 2001.
Rome on the Grand Tour (January 8 to August 11, 2002)
- The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center (Los Angeles), January 8 to August 11, 2002
Boardman, John. Engraved Gems. The Ionides Collection (London: 1968), pp. 32-33 and 97, no. 44, ill.
Canciani, Fulvio. "Aineias." In Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae V (1981), pp. 381-396, p. 388, no. 102.