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

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Gift of Alexander Cochrane

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

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The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Gems