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Oval gem with bust of a youth (Herakles?)

Intaglio. Flat front, convex back. Set in modern ring. Bust of a youth facing left. He has short curly hair and straight nose.

Provenance

By date unknown: purchased by Richard Norton from Lawson (Smyrna); purchased by MFA, Special Classical Fund, February 11, 1909

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution

Roman, Republican or Early Imperial Period, 1st century B.C.

Accession Number

09.67

Medium or Technique

Sard

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Gems