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Oval gem with male portrait

Intaglio. Set in modern ring. Slightly convex front and back. Male portrait head facing right. The young-to-middle-aged man has a sharp nose and curly hair that falls down the back of his neck. The foremost locks of hair are combed to the side of his forehead. The latter two traits are...

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Provenance

By date unknown: Mrs. George G. Crocker Collection; gift of Mrs. George G. Crocker to MFA, March 20, 1919

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. George G. Crocker

Roman, Imperial Period, 27 B.C.–68 A.D.

Accession Number

19.74

Medium or Technique

Carnelian

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Gems