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Oval gem with Bacchic procession

Bands of agate in roughly concentric circles. Intaglio. Oval gem set into a modern ring mount. Seven figures participate in a Bacchic procession. It is not clear whether they are human or satyrs and maenads. From left to right: (1) a nude male figure wearing a cloak plays the double-flute. ...

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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

Roman, Early Imperial or Imperial Period, mid 1st century B.C.–mid 1st century A.D.

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The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Gems