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Gem with Diskobolos

'Nicolo,' black with translucent, tan spots and blue surface. Intaglio. Flat on both sides with outward front bezel. Athlete, seen from the back, steps forward with right leg. He holds a discus in left hand, which he prepares to throw and holds his right hand against his chest. Motif situated on...

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By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought in Rome.); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, December 1901

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Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution

Roman, Imperial Period, 1st century B.C.

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Gems