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Oval gem with Luna

Deep red carnelian. Intaglio. Flat back with inward back bezel and slightly convex front with slight inward front bezel. Luna stands on her toes facing right; her head is in profile, her torso is frontal, and her lower body is in there-quarter perspective. She wears a long tunic (chiton)...

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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

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The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Gems