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Oval gem with Mars Gradivus

Red jasper. Intaglio. Flat front, very slightly convex back with inward back bezel. Chip at bottom right half of gem. Mars, helmeted, walks to left, wears a type of undergarment that wraps around the waist and floats out on either side of the body (subligaculum). In left hand he holds a spear,...

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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 century A.D.

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The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Gems