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Gem

Carnelian intaglio, oval shaped. Achilles accepting his armor from Thetis. He stands, to right, with shield already at his side, facing his mother who presents the helmet to him.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Euripides Sepheriades; purchased by MFA from Euripides Sepheriades, September 11, 1968

Credit Line

John Wheelock Elliot and John Morse Elliot Fund

Greco-Roman,

Dimensions

Length x width: 15 x 12 mm (9/16 x 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

68.545

Medium or Technique

Carnelian

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Gems