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Oval gem with Amor holding a bow and quiver

Brownish red-orange carnelian (also called sard). Intaglio. Flat front with uneven inward bezel and rounded back with flattened bottom. A nude winged youth (Amor) stands in contrapposto in three-quarter view with head in profile to the right. He holds a bow in his right hand and a quiver of...

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

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Gift of Alexander Cochrane

Roman, Republican to Imperial Period, mid 1st century B.C.–mid 1st century A.D.

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The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Gems