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Oval gem with galley

Intaglio. Flat on both sides with outward bezel on carved face. A ship with a high stern end and lower bow end, with central mast and unfurled sail.

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. Gift of the Egypt Exploration Fund, 1887

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription

Roman, Late Republican Period, mid-1st century B.C.

Findspot

Egypt

Accession Number

87.693

Medium or Technique

Glass (paste)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Gems