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Oval gem with head of male in Phrygian cap, probably Men

Orange carnelian. Intaglio. Flat front and back surfaces with deep inward back bezel. The head of a young male faces in profile to left. He dons a Phrygian cap from under which his hair peeks out and falls across his forehead and down his neck. His hair and facial features are rendered with...

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Provenance

By date unknown: Burton Y. Berry Collection; gift to MFA from Burton Y. Berry in Memory of Michel Chiha of Beirut, October 15, 1969

Credit Line

Gift of Burton Y. Berry in memory of Michel Chiha of Beirut

Roman, Imperial Period, 2nd century A.D.

Dimensions

Length: 11.8 x 8 mm (7/16 x 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

69.1206

Medium or Technique

Carnelian

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Gems