The Cleveland Museum of Art

Collection Online as of June 25, 2024

Peacock Ring

Peacock Ring

1–200 CE
(247 BCE–224 CE)
Diameter: 1.8 x 2.3 x 1 cm (11/16 x 7/8 x 3/8 in.)

Did You Know?

Made of gold inset with chalcedony, a type of quartz, this simple yet elegant signet ring has timeless appeal. A skilled artisan carved a peacock into the oval stone creating an emblem that would have had personal meaning for the owner.
  • R. H. "Excavations in Iraq." The Bulletin of the Cleveland Museum of Art 17, no. 7 (1930) pp. 133-135 www.jstor.org
    Hollis, Howard C. "Material from Seleucia." The Bulletin of the Cleveland Museum of Art 20, no. 8 (1933) pp. 129-31 www.jstor.org
    H. C. H. "Further Excavations in Iraq." The Bulletin of the Cleveland Museum of Art 19, no. 7 (1932) pp. 120-22 www.jstor.org
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