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Ringstone: CG 301

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Object information

Maker(s)

Unknown

Description

Eros standing in profile to the right, with his right hand lowered towards a flame on a small altar. Beyond the altar is a circular shrine upon a rock, which is approached by a short stairway. The shrine contains an image of Aphrodite Anadyomene. behind the shrine is a tree.

Notes

History note: McClean bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 19 mm
Width: 16 mm

Relative size of this object

1.6 m1.9 m What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed by McClean, Frank

Dating

First or second century A.D.
Circa - Circa 200

School or Style

Roman Imperial

Components of the work

Intaglio

Materials used in production

Onyx

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: CG 301
Primary reference Number: 124379
Gem catalogue number: B 220(CM)
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 31 January 2022 Last processed: Monday 31 January 2022

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Antiquities

Citation for print

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The Fitzwilliam Museum (2022) "Ringstone" Web page available at: https://collection.beta.fitz.ms/id/object/124379 Accessed: 2022-06-27 09:30:16

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