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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. 400 BC-300 BC (made)
descriptive_line
Silver ring, with a plug of gold. The oval bezel is engraved with a Victory binding her sandal, Greek world, ca. 400-300 BC
dimensions
Height: 2.1 cm, Width: 2 cm, Depth: 1.1 cm
edition_number
event_text
exhibition_history
gallery
Jewellery, room 91
historical_context_note
historical_significance
history_note
ex Waterton Collection
id
95041
label
last_checked
2014-08-30T01:54:14.000Z
last_processed
2014-08-30T01:54:14.000Z
latitude
39.072449
location
Jewellery, room 91, case 4, shelf A, box 14
longitude
21.84556
marks
materials
Silver, gold
materials_techniques
Engraved silver with a gold plug
museum_number
434-1871
museum_number_token
4341871
object_number
O122531
object_type
Ring
on_display
true
original_currency
original_price
physical_description
Silver ring, with a plug of gold. The oval bezel is engraved with a Victory binding her sandal.
place
Greece
primary_image_id
2007BL8768
production_note
Greek world, around the Mediterranean
production_type
public_access_description
The bezel of this ring is engraved with a winged female figure binding her sandal. She is Nike, the goddess of victory. She is usually depicted flying and holding a palm, a crown or a garland of laurels for the winner, but is also is often represented stopping to bind her sandal. The most famous representation of this iconography is the bas-relief on the Temple of Athena Nikè in Athens. There are many rings bearing figures of Nikè or of her attributes (mainly palms). Some might have been worn by soldiers, to protect them from defeat. The gold plug is certainly more than a decorative element. It presumably had a magical significance as a symbol of the sun, wisdom or healing qualities.
related_museum_numbers
rights
3
shape
site_code
VA
slug
ring-unknown
sys_updated
2013-08-17T00:00:00.000Z
techniques
engraving (incising)
title
updated
vanda_exhibition_history
year_end
-300
year_start
-405