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Oval gem with lion and goat

Green jasper. Intaglio. Flat front and back with inward back bezel. Gem engraved on both front and back. Front side: a lion on a partial ground line, walks to the left with mouth open, tail up in air, and thick mane. Back side: a goat with front hooves up on a palm tree. Goat has short horns and...

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

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Gift of Alexander Cochrane

Roman, Imperial Period, 1st–2nd century A.D.

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The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Gems