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Oval gem with head of man as rooster

Intaglio. Flat front and back with inward back bezel. Head of a man with characteristics of a chicken, in profile to left. He has sharp, pointed, beak-like nose. He is mostly bald except for sparse locks of hair on the back and sides of his head and a ridge of spiky feathers down the center of...

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

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Gems