Cast Gem Set Into a Ring

Unknownsecond half of 1st century B.C.

The J. Paul Getty Museum

The J. Paul Getty Museum

Cast glass gem inset into a gold ring. Glass with image of Skylla, in a three-quarter view, grasping a sailor and striking him with a steering oar. A central white stripe along the black glass horizontally cuts across the scene.

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  • Title: Cast Gem Set Into a Ring
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date: second half of 1st century B.C.
  • Location Created: Eastern Mediterranean
  • Physical Dimensions: 1.8 x 1.3 cm (11/16 x 1/2 in.)
  • External Link: Find out more about this object on the Museum website.
  • Medium: Gem: glass; ring: gold
  • Source Credit Line: The J. Paul Getty Museum, Villa Collection, Malibu, California
  • Object Type: Gem
  • Object Status: Permanent Collection
  • Number: 85.AN.370.78
  • Display Location: Currently on view at: Getty Villa, Gallery 110, Stories of Trojan War
  • Department: Antiquities
  • Culture: Roman
  • Classification: Jewelry


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