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Oval gem with centaur

Intaglio. Flat on both sides, with an inward back facet. A centaur holding a trident over his right shoulder, walks to the left. In his left hand he holds a rectangular object. He has an archaizing hair style, with a long braid sticking out from the back of his head. His chin and nose are...

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By 1836: Robert Hay Collection, Linplum, Scotland; 1863: to his son, Robert James Alexander Hay; 1868-1872: Way Collection, Boston (purchased by Samuel A. Way through London dealers Rollin and Feuardent, 27 Haymarket); 1872: given to the MFA by Samuel's son, C. Granville Way.

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Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way

Greek, Hellenistic Period, 1st century B.C.

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The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Gems