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Oval gem with bust of a Flavian woman, perhaps Julia Titi

Amethyst. Intaglio. Convex front face and flat back face with inward back bezel. The bust of a woman faces left in profile. Her coiffure is very elaborate. Strands of hair are combed back into coils that form a large bun at the back of her head, and at the top of her head, she wears the...

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Provenance

By date unknown: with Euripides Sepheriades; purchased by MFA from Euripides Sepheriades, October 17, 1963

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman, Flavian Period, Last quarter of 1st century A.D.

Dimensions

Length: 14 x 10.41 mm (9/16 x 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

63.1521

Medium or Technique

Amethyst

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Gems