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Ring #215 12x16mm stone - shown with bicolor agate
Greek intaglio - Carnelian scaraboid - Second half of fifth century B.C. A heron, with an aigrette on its head, is spreading its wings. It is drawn in profile, except for the wings which are frontral. Herons, cranes and other birds were favorite subjects on gems of this period. Said to be from Kastorea, Macedonia. Size of original stone 25mm. This stone was engraved on both sides. Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York.

Inside view of Ring #215
Inside view of Ring #215

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