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Oval gem with bust of wreathed Apollo

Banded agate with two brown outermost layers and inner gray layer. Intaglio. Convex front and flat back surfaces. Bust of Apollo in profile to left. He wears a laurel wreath atop his head, which is covered in luxurious curling locks that fall down to the nape of his neck. His shoulders are...

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By date unknown: Burton Y. Berry Collection; gift to MFA from Burton Y. Berry in Memory of Michel Chiha of Beirut, October 15, 1969

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Gift of Burton Y. Berry in memory of Michel Chiha of Beirut

Roman, Late Republican—early Imperial Period, late 1st century B.C.—1st century A.D.


Length: 13.3 x 10 mm (1/2 x 3/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Gems