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Oval gem with female head in profile to left

Rock crystal. Intaglio. Flat front and back with slight inward back bezel. A female head in profile faces left. The image is crudely rendered, with a series of lines shaping the hair, eyebrow, eye, nose, and mouth. A vertical line runs down the cheek. It is unclear whether there is an adornment...

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By 1961: Dr. L. Lahut Uzman Collection (according to his records: Sent by 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. 250


Length x width: 11 x 10 mm (7/16 x 3/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Rock crystal


The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Gems