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Oval gem with horse, altar, and eagle on column

Orange carnelian. Intaglio. Flat front and back faces with inward back bezel. A diminutive horse stands on a ground line at right facing a column. The column is taller than the horse, and atop it perches an eagle. The eagle faces left with its head cocked towards the horse. In between the horse...

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Provenance

By date unknown: Dr. L. Lahut Uzman Collection (according to his records: Sent by Tuba - from Istanbul - Yeni Istanbul store.); 1962: inherited by Mrs. L. Lahut Uzman; December 12, 1962: one of the group of 20 gems (62.1145–62.1164) purchased by MFA from Mrs. L. Lahut Uzman for a total price of $ 2,200-

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman, Imperial Period, about A.D. 200

Dimensions

Length x width: 12 x 9 mm (1/2 x 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

62.1156

Medium or Technique

Carnelian

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Gems