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Oval gem with inscription and design

Brownish-gray stone with blue specks. Intaglio. Greek inscription on convex side: 'Thul[….].' Illegible design on flat side.

Provenance

By 1836: Robert Hay Collection, Linplum, Scotland; 1863: to his son, Robert James Alexander Hay; 1868-1872: Way Collection, Boston (purchased by Samuel A. Way through London dealers Rollin and Feuardent, 27 Haymarket); 1872: given to the MFA by Samuel's son, C. Granville Way.

Credit Line

Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way

Greek,

Accession Number

72.2807

Medium or Technique

Stone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Gems