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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.


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

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Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution

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

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Gems