Intaglio ringstone with image of Eros or Cupid

Description
This ‘intaglio’ ringstone shows the Greek god Eros or Roman god Cupid with his bow and arrow. Ringstones were set into a finger ring and could be used as a personal seal on documents. It belonged to Lieutenant Colonel Montague who collected over 800 classical archaeological objects, which he bequeathed to the museum on his death.
Accession Loan No.
5/1946/711
Collection Class
Foreign archaeology
Common Name
intaglio ringstone with image of Eros or Cupid
Simple Name
ringstone
Full Name
intaglio ringstone depicting Eros/ Cupid
Dimensions
W 8 mm; length 11 mm
Cultural Group
Roman
Period Classification
Roman Imperial - 31 BC-476 AD
Production Year Low
01
Production Year High
300
Family Group

Material
carnelian
Collector / Excavator
Montague, LAD, Lieutenant Colonel
Collection Continent
Europe

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