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Oval gem with head of Cybele or Tyche

Orange carnelian with a small black spot in the center of the lower third of the gem. Intaglio. Convex front face and flat back face with inward back bezel. The head of a goddess faces in profile to the left. She wears a crown of turreted city walls formed from a series of hatched lines and...

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Provenance

By date unknown: with Euripides Sepheriades; purchased by MFA from Euripides Sepheriades, October 17, 1963

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman, Imperial Period, about 200 A.D.

Dimensions

Length: 15 x 10.92 mm (9/16 x 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

63.1523

Medium or Technique

Carnelian

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Gems