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Two-piece Cast Gem Inset Into a Ring

Unknownsecond half of 1st century B.C.

The J. Paul Getty Museum

The J. Paul Getty Museum

Two-piece cast glass gem inset into a bronze ring. Glass with image of centaur Chiron, seated, teaching the young Achilles, who stands and holds a lyre. The glass is banded green/white/blue/white/green; traces of gold leaf remain in the device.

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  • Title: Two-piece Cast Gem Inset Into a Ring
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date: second half of 1st century B.C.
  • Location Created: Roman Empire
  • Physical Dimensions: 1.6 x 1.1 cm (5/8 x 7/16 in.)
  • External Link: Find out more about this object on the Museum website.
  • Medium: Gem: glass; ring: bronze
  • Source Credit Line: The J. Paul Getty Museum, Villa Collection, Malibu, California
  • Object Type: Gem
  • Object Status: Permanent Collection
  • Number: 85.AN.370.83
  • Display Location: Currently on view at: Getty Villa, Gallery 110, Stories of Trojan War
  • Department: Antiquities
  • Culture: Roman
  • Classification: Jewelry

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