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Oval gem with 4-horse chariot

Black glass with central white band and traces of gold leaf. Intaglio. Flat front and irregular back. Four-horse chariot moving left. Very schematic and difficult to read.


By date unknown: C. Wissmann Collection (according to MFA archival card: from the Buffum Collection); gift of Miss C. Wissmann to MFA, April 1, 1902

Credit Line

Gift of Miss C. Wissmann

Roman, Republican or Early Imperial Period, 1st century B.C.

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Glass (paste)


The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Gems