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Oval gem with bust of a middle-aged man

Orange carnelian. Intaglio. Flat front and back surfaces with very slight inward front bezel, straight edge, and inward back bezel giving the impression of a rounded edge. The bust of a middle-aged man faces in profile to left. His furrowed brow is wrinkled and his eyebrow is arched. Both the...

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Provenance

By date unknown: with Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; gift of Robert E. Hecht, Jr. to MFA, November 13, 1963

Credit Line

Gift of Robert E. Hecht, Jr. in memory of Lahut Uzman

Neo-Classical Period, About 1800

Dimensions

Length: 17 x 13.46 mm (11/16 x 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

63.2403

Medium or Technique

Carnelian

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Gems