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Intaglio with woman dancing and playing the flutes, set in a gold ring

Strongly convex, oval intaglio in gold ring. A woman dancing and playing the flutes: around her shoulders, a swirling wrap: back view, head turned right.


By date unknown: Charles Dawson Collection (according to J. D. Beazley, The Lewes House Collection of Ancient Gems, no.124: formerly in the possession of Charles Dawson at Lewes); by date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; April 5, 1926: loaned to MFA by Edward Perry Warren (as 131.26); November 17, 1927: gift of Edward Perry Warren to MFA

Credit Line

Gift of Edward Perry Warren

Greco-Roman, 3rd century A.D.

Catalogue Raisonné

Lewes House Gems, no. 124 (1920; 2002).

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Gems