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Ancient Art

Ring with Gemstone Depicting Eros Riding a Centaur while Playing a Flute

A.D. 1–200

Jasper iintaglio in a modern gold setting

2.55 × 2.34 × 2.34 cm (1 × 15/16 × 15/16 in.)
Setting: 1.85 × 2.11 cm (3/4 × 13/16 in.)
Gem: 1.47 × 1.07 cm (9/16 × 7/16 in.)
Anonymous gift
2017.39.2
Culture: 
Roman
Period: 
1st–2nd century
Classification: 
Jewelry
Provenance: 

Ex-collection of Furman Hebb; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn., acquired from the above, 2017.

Bibliography: 

“Acquisitions July 1, 2016–June 30, 2017,” https://artgallery.yale.edu/sites/default/files/files/bulletin/Pub-Bull-acquisitions-2017.pdf (accessed December 1, 2017).

Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of such records is ongoing.