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Acquired in 1871 (the spelunker thinks)

artist
Unknown
attributions_note
bibliography
collection_code
MET
credit
date_end
0200-12-31
date_start
0100-01-01
date_text
100-200 AD (made)
descriptive_line
Gold signet ring, the swelling hoop set with a raised onyx intaglio of an ant, the attribute of the goddess Ceres, Roman Empire, 100-200 AD
dimensions
Height: 3.2 cm, Width: 3.3 cm, Depth: 1.3 cm
edition_number
event_text
exhibition_history
gallery
Jewellery, room 91
historical_context_note
historical_significance
history_note
ex Waterton Collection
id
94787
label
last_checked
2014-08-30T01:53:02.000Z
last_processed
2014-08-30T01:53:02.000Z
latitude
32.311141
location
Jewellery, room 91, case 4, shelf A, box 25
longitude
-83.309642
marks
materials
gold, sardonyx
materials_techniques
Gold set with an onyx intaglio
museum_number
487-1871
museum_number_token
4871871
object_number
O122202
object_type
Signet ring
on_display
1
original_currency
original_price
physical_description
Gold signet ring, the swelling hoop set with a raised sardonyx intaglio of an ant
place
Roman Empire
primary_image_id
2007BL8776
production_note
Roman
production_type
public_access_description
This is a well known type of ring of which many similar examples have been found. This particular ring is very fine. The colourful and decorative bezel is engraved with an ant. Other similar rings bear a bee or a butterfly. The ant is traditionally associated with the Roman goddess Ceres. She is a mother goddess of grain and fertility, and from her name derives the word 'cereals', her gift to humankind. This ring was probably inteded to bring prosperity to its wearer.
related_museum_numbers
rights
3
shape
site_code
VA
slug
signet-ring-unknown
sys_updated
2013-08-17T00:00:00.000Z
techniques
title
updated
vanda_exhibition_history
year_end
200
year_start
100