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Oval gem with head of a child

Milky white chalcedony. Intaglio. Double convex. Head of a child depicted fully frontal. Child has central nodus and braid, with two poufs of curly hair over the ears. Child has chubby cheeks; pupils indicated with incised line; round flat, nose and round mouth. Chipped at top, obscuring part of...

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By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought in Rome.); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, December 1901

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Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution

Roman, Late Republican or Imperial Period, 1st century B.C.–1st century A.D.

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Gems