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Oval gem with Artemis

Intaglio. Motif carved on convex side of stone. Artemis standing on a plinth, possibly representing a statue. She faces right, holding a bow in her left hand; her quiver is visible above her shoulders. She wears a long tunic folded over at the top (peplos); with her right hand she holds the...

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Provenance

By 1898: with Edward Perry Warren (one of a group of objects according to Warren's records: bought from a Corinthian in Greece. All [98.740, 98.785, 98.796-98.797] from one tomb at Xylocastro. 1898); 1898: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 69,618.13 (this figure is the total price for MFA 98.641-98.940)

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Hellenistic Period, 2nd–1st century B.C.

Accession Number

98.740

Medium or Technique

Sard

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Gems