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Oval gem with Apollo

Intaglio. Convex front, flat back. Set in modern gold band. Apollo standing frontal, leaning with left elbow in a short column, on which stands a tripod. At his feet, a lyre rests on the ground and a bird sits on one of the bars of the instrument. Apollo is semi-draped; the garment wraps around...

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Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought in Sicily.); 1899: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 32,500.00 (this is the total price for MFA 99.338-99.542)

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Hellenistic Period, 2nd century B.C.

Accession Number

99.362

Medium or Technique

Garnet

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Gems