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Oval gem with crouching Aphrodite

Intaglio. Flat front and back with inward back bezel; set in modern gold bezel. Crouching Aphrodite in profile to left. She holds an arrow in her left hand. Her hair is partly pulled back into a bun, with some loose tresses flowing down her back. In front of her, Eros with short, stubby wings...

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By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: bought ifrom A. J. Evans); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, March 24, 1903

Credit Line

Francis Bartlett Donation of 1900

Greek or Roman, Hellenistic or Republican Period, 1st century B.C.

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Gems