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Finger ring with the head of a woman

Finger ring with the head of a woman

Finger ring with the head of a woman

Gold

L: 2.2; W: 1.8 cm (bezel)

The Harry Stern Collection, bequeathed by Dr. Kurt Stern, London, in memory of his parents and his brother, who perished at Sobibor

Accession number:

76.43.2365

Archaeology/Classical Archaeology

Gold finger rings, rare in Archaic Greece, growth in popularity in the Greek world in the 5th and 4th century BCE. Many of them were decorated with idealized heads of women and men, miniaturistic versions of a a naturalist idiom developed in large works of sculpture. The delicacy of detail of these examples is characteristic of the Late Classic style.

Exhibitions:

Bizarre Perfection, Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 19/12/2008 - 13/06/2009