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Oval gem with armed female vanquishing a snake

Orange carnelian with yellow-orange variation. Intaglio. Flat front with slightly convex back and inward front bezel. A female figure stands facing right; her head is in profile while her torso and lower body are frontal. She wears a crested helmet and a long tunic (peplos). A mantle is...

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By date unknown: Mr. and Mrs. William de Forest Thomson Collection; gift of Mr. and Mrs. William de Thomson to MFA, September 12. 1918

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Gift of Mr. and Mrs. William de Forest Thomson

French (?), Modern,

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The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Gems