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Oval gem with bust of Artemis

Black jasper. Intalgio. Flat front and back with inward back bezel. Bust of Artemis facing right. She has a mass of curls along her face that flow down her neck. She wears a thin fillet. At the back of her head, 3 bumps of hair and a mess of curls. Behind her right shoulder, a quiver of arrows,...

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By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought from Smyrna.); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, December 1901

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Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution

Roman (?), Late Repub or Early Imper Period (or Modern?), 1st century B.C. (?)

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The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Gems