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Circular gem with Sol in quadriga

Brownish orange carnelian with several dark, splotchy discolorations. Intaglio. Flat front and back surfaces. Sol rides in a quadriga, depicted frontally. The quadriga itself is not visible because of the anterior position of the horses which lead it. The god turns his radiate head to the left...

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Provenance

By date unknown: with Euripides Sepheriades; purchased by MFA from Euripides Sepheriades, October 17, 1963

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman, Imperial Period, 3rd–4th century A.D.

Dimensions

Length: 19 mm (3/4 in.)

Accession Number

63.1524

Medium or Technique

Carnelian

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Gems