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Intaglio

Pair of bridled horses, reins flowing free, gallop to the left.

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, Republic Period, about 50 B.C.

Dimensions

Length: 10.5 mm (7/16 in.)

Accession Number

65.626

Medium or Technique

Banded agate

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Gems