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Oval gem with head of Tigranes II of Armenia

Red Jasper. Intaglio. Head of Tigranes II (the Great), facing left. He wears the Armenian tiara with five spikes/peaks rendered by two pellets, a larger topped by a smaller. The entire crown is outlined with round dots. On the tiara, an eight-pointed star with a central circle is flanked on...

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By 1900: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought in Smyrna 1900.); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, December 1901

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Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution

Greek, Hellenistic Period, Early–mid-1st century B.C.

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The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Gems