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Intaglio

Draped bust of a Roman lady; there were two stars (part of one remains) to left and right above her head. There are two stars left and right of the bust. She is a Julio-Claudian princess, perhaps Agrippina I or Antonia. Damaged above head.

Provenance

By date unknown: Edward Jackson Holmes Collection; by date unknown: Mrs. Edward Jackson Holmes Collection; 1965: bequest of Mrs. Edwin Jackson Holmes to MFA, recorded as Edward Jackson Holmes Collection, June 9, 1965.

Credit Line

Edward Jackson Holmes Collection

Roman,

Dimensions

Length: 16 mm (5/8 in.)

Accession Number

65.625

Medium or Technique

Amethyst

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Gems