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Intaglio

Mars "Pater", with helmet, cloak and spear, strides to the left. Left and right, below pair of heart-shaped ornaments (?). Chipped at top.

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: 17.5 mm (11/16 in.)

Accession Number

65.627

Medium or Technique

Burnt sard

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Gems