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Oval gem with bust of Hellenistic king (Demetrios III of Syria?)

Intaglio. Convex back; carved on flat side. Head of a man, in profile to the left, with short, curly hair. He wears a diadem (fillet), whose ends hang down the back of his neck. He has a large, slightly hooked nose, with a slight bump at the bridge. He has a short beard of tight curls. He wears...

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By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: From the Evans coll.); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, January 2, 1913, for $18,948.70 (this figure is the total price for MFA 13.186-13.245)

Credit Line

Francis Bartlett Donation of 1912

Greek, Hellenistic Period, Early 1st century B.C.

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Gems