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Oval gem with Amor erecting a trophy

Orange carnelian. Intaglio. Flat front and back with inward back bezel. Depth of gem varies. Amor, nude and winged, stands in front of a trophy with breastplate (cuirass) and helmet set above a shield resting on the ground. He lifts a spear toward the trophy. His head in profile to the...

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Provenance

By date unknown: Alexander Cochrane Collection; gift of Alexander Cochrane to MFA, August 1, 1918

Credit Line

Gift of Alexander Cochrane

Roman, Late Republican or Imperial Period, late 1st century B.C.–early 1st century A.D.

Accession Number

18.374

Medium or Technique

Carnelian

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Gems