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Inlaid finger ring depicting the head of Hera

Inlaid finger ring depicting the head of Hera

Inlaid finger ring depicting the head of Hera

Gold and onyx

H: 2; W: 1.9 cm

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

Accession number:

76.42.2406

Archaeology/Classical Archaeology

Hera, wife of Zeus and queen of heaven, was an ancient earth goddess worshiped as the goddess of women, marriage, and childbirth. Regal and matronly, she is usually depicted as a queen with a diadem and scepter.