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Oval gem with kneeling figure

Orange carnelian with yellow-orange variation. Intaglio. Flat front and back with inward front and back bezels. A figure of indeterminate gender appears to be kneeling, in profile to the left, before a thin vertical object, probably a tree with two grooves representing leaves. One arm is...

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Provenance

By date unknown: Alexander Cochrane Collection; gift of Alexander Cochrane to MFA, August 1, 1918

Credit Line

Gift of Alexander Cochrane

Roman, Imperial Period, 3rd century

Accession Number

18.370

Medium or Technique

Carnelian

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Gems