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Oval gem with Bonus Eventus

'Nicolo,' blue surface on translucent brown, and black, layers. Intaglio. Flat front with inward bezel and flat back with rounded edge. Bonus Eventus, a personification of "Good Outcome" or success, stands facing right with right leg drawn back; head in profile right, body in three-quarter...

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Provenance

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

Credit Line

Gift of Alexander Cochrane

Roman, Imperial Period, 2nd–3rd century

Accession Number

18.366

Medium or Technique

Onyx

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Gems