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Classicizing gem with head of Flora

Orange carnelian. Intaglio. Flat front and back oval faces with inward back bezel and very slight inward front bezel. The head of a young female faces in profile to the left. She wears a headband across her brow. Her wavy hair falls in curls on either side of her neck, and leaves are arranged in...

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Provenance

By 1961: Dr. L. Lahut Uzman Collection (according to his records: Bought - from Petro - by Tuba in Istanbul. June '61.); 1962: inherited by Mrs. L. Lahut Uzman; December 12, 1962: one of the group of 20 gems (62.1145–62.1164) purchased by MFA from Mrs. L. Lahut Uzman for a total price of $ 2,200-

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

19th century?

Dimensions

Length x width: 17 x 14 mm (11/16 x 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

62.1149

Medium or Technique

Carnelian

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Gems