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Oval gem with head of Diadoumenos in profile to the left

Light brownish carnelian (also called sard). Intaglio. Flat front and back faces. The head of a male youth faces in profile to the left. His curly hair, indicated by small clumps, is arranged in rows and is bound by a fillet. The carving of the details is very crisp and the surface is highly...

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By 1961: Dr. L. Lahut Uzman Collection (according to his records: Bought by Tuba from Petro - Istanbul. June '61.); 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, Late Republican to Early Imperial Period, mid 1st century B.C.–1st century A.D.


Length x width: 16 x 14 mm (5/8 x 9/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Gems