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Oval gem with Demeter-Ceres

Red jasper. Intaglio. Flat front and back with inward back bezel. Demeter-Ceres standing to left; body frontal and head in profile. She holds two(?) ears of corn in right hand and a tray with an unidentified object on top, in raised left arm. Very sketchily rendered. Motif situated on a partial...

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By date unknown: Alexander Cochrane Collection; gift of Alexander Cochrane to MFA, August 1, 1918

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Gift of Alexander Cochrane

Roman, Imperial Period, 1st–2nd century A.D.

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The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Gems