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Oval gem with bust of Sabina

Intaglio. Highly convex front, concave back; set in modern gold bezel. Bust of Sabina in profile to the right. She has a large nose with a bump along the ride and wears a corona. She has a fringe of curls along her forehead; behind the corona individual tresses are gathered into rows and then...

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Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1904: purchased for MFA from Edward Perry Warren by Francis Bartlett to be added to the "Bartlett Collection"; accessioned May 5, 1904

Credit Line

Francis Bartlett Donation of 1900

Roman, Imperial Period, A.D. 83–137

Accession Number

04.240

Medium or Technique

Sard

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Gems