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Oval gem with a man and a young satyr

'Nicolo'; white on brown. Intaglio. Flat front and back with inward front and back bezels. A standing man, clad in a mantle (himation) draped around his lower body and over one shoulder, holds out an enclosed vessel to a small satyr seated on a rock, who reaches out a hand. The heads of the...

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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, late 1st century B.C.–1st century A.D.

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The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Gems