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

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

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


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

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Gems