The J. Paul Getty Museum

Group of Greek, Roman, Etruscan Engraved Gems and Rings (218)

Currently on view at: Getty Villa, Gallery 101D, Greek Coins and Gems

Object Details

Title:

Group of Greek, Roman, Etruscan Engraved Gems and Rings (218)

Artist/Maker:

Unknown

Place:

Greece; Italy; Etruria; Syria (Place Created)

Date:

18th century–2nd century B.C.

Medium:

Agate, garnet, jasper, serpentine, chalcedony, bronze, cornelian, gold, hematite, lapis lazuli, quartz, obsidian, onyx, glass, rock, crystal, sardonyx, silver, and terracotta

Object Number:

81.AN.76

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Object Description

A group of two hundred and eighteen engraved gems in various media and from various cultures. See extensions for descriptions.

Provenance
Provenance
by 1973 -

Vincenzo Pappalardo, Sicilian, (Lausanne, Switzerland)

- 1981

Bank Leu, A.G. (Zurich, Switzerland), sold to the J. Paul Getty Museum, 1981.