Ring and Intaglio

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Object Name: 
Ring and Intaglio
Accession Number: 
66.1.133
Dimensions: 
(a) Face W: 3.9 cm, D: 3.2 cm; (b) Face W: 2.5 cm, D: 1.8 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
225-1 BC
Primary Description: 
(a) Colorless glass with greenish tinge, pitted with thin iridescent film; cast and cut. Ring with oval finger hole, band D-shaped in cross section; large flat oval face; undecorated. (b) Intaglio, similar glass as above; cast and engraved. Flat back; high convex surface engraved with a symmetrical scene of the dioskouri and their horses.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Sangiorgi, Sergio, Source
1966
Sangiorgi, Giorgio, Former Collection
Category: 
Pre-Roman and Early Roman Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass (1979) illustrated, p. 267, #798-799 (a, b); BIB# 29547