5 December 2012
A GREEK SILVER FINGER RING
ARCHAIC PERIOD, CIRCA LATE 6TH CENTURY B.C.
With a plain hoop, flat on the interior, rounded on the exterior, expanding slightly at the shoulders, the pointed oval bezel engraved with a nude archer kneeling on his bent left knee, in profile to the left, his upper torso frontal, flexing his bow before him in his right hand, his left arm pulled back, with short cap-like hair and a pointed beard, on a groundline
¾ in. (1.9 cm.) wide
with Martinos Antiquities, Athens.
Acquired by the current owner, New York, prior to 1968.
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For a gold ring with a similar pointed oval bezel, also with an archer but in a different pose, see no. N42 in Boardman, "Archaic Finger Rings," in Antike Kunst, vol. 10, no. 1.
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