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Oval gem with Castor or Pollux and horse

White onyx with thin horizontal orange stripe towards the bottom. Intaglio. Flat front and back with inward back bezel and very slight inward front bezel. A man stands beside his horse facing right. The figures are situated on a ground line. He wears a brimmed cap and holds a barely discernable...

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Provenance

By 1961: Dr. L. Lahut Uzman Collection (according to his records: Sent: Tuba - Istanbul (1961). Yeni Istanbul.); 1962: inherited by Mrs. L. Lahut Uzman; December 12, 1962: one of the group of 20 gems (62.1145–62.1164) purchased by MFA from Mrs. L. Lahut Uzman for a total price of $ 2,200-

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman, Imperial Period, about A.D. 275

Dimensions

Length x width: 13 x 11 mm (1/2 x 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

62.1147

Medium or Technique

Onyx

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Gems