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Oval gem with man holding a round object on a string

Banded agate: white, brown, tan. Intaglio. Flat front and back, in modern mount. A man standing in profile to the left, with long hair, a beard, and a cloak, leans forward with his right foot drawn back. He dangles from his left hand a round object on a string; his right hand holds the loose...

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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, Republican Period, 2nd–1st century B.C.

Accession Number

18.384

Medium or Technique

Agate

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Gems