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Acquired in 1871 (the spelunker thinks)

artist
Unknown
attributions_note
bibliography
collection_code
MET
credit
date_end
date_start
date_text
ca. 500 BC-400 BC (made)
descriptive_line
Silver ring, the vesica-shaped oval bezel decorated with filigree with one pellet in gold, Greek world, about 500-400 BC.
dimensions
Height: 2.3 cm, Width: 2.5 cm, Depth: 1 cm
edition_number
event_text
exhibition_history
gallery
Jewellery, room 91
historical_context_note
historical_significance
history_note
ex Waterton Collection
id
95031
label
last_checked
2014-08-30T01:54:11.000Z
last_processed
2014-08-30T01:54:11.000Z
latitude
39.072449
location
Jewellery, room 91, case 4, shelf A, box 13
longitude
21.84556
marks
materials
Silver, gold
materials_techniques
Silver decorated with filigree and a gold pellet
museum_number
420-1871
museum_number_token
4201871
object_number
O122510
object_type
Ring
on_display
true
original_currency
original_price
physical_description
Silver ring, the vesica-shaped oval bezel decorated with filigree with one pellet in gold.
place
Greece
primary_image_id
2007BL8743
production_note
Greek world, around Mediterranean
production_type
public_access_description
This silver ring is a well known type and some examples have been found. The bezel is decorated with a motif in granulation and filigree, with a gold grain in the center, in combination with silver. This decorative element presumably had a magic significance. Gold had many meaning and was a symbol for the sun, divinity, wisdom, healing and many more.
related_museum_numbers
rights
3
shape
site_code
VA
slug
ring-unknown
sys_updated
2013-08-17T00:00:00.000Z
techniques
filigree
title
updated
vanda_exhibition_history
year_end
-400
year_start
-505