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Oval gem with composite head

Red jasper. Intaglio. Flat on both sides with inward back bezel. A double head. A youth wearing a crested helmet looks to the left. Youth has a large eye, a prominent nasal ridge line of the nose, and a series of three deeply carved lines indicated the lips and bottom edge of the nose. The line...

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Provenance

Tell Dafana (Daphnae). 1886: excavated by William Matthew Flinders Petrie for the Egypt Exploration Fund, assigned to the EEF by the Egyptian government; presented to the MFA at EEF fifth annual general meeting; sent over June 1, 1887.

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription

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

Findspot

Egypt

Accession Number

87.701

Medium or Technique

Jasper

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Gems