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Oval gem with head of lion

Intaglio. Head of a female lion with open mouth, facing left. Inscribed CN. VITALIS.


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

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution

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

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Gems