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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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Provenance

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

Credit Line

Gift of Alexander Cochrane

Roman, Imperial Period, 1st century A.D.

Accession Number

18.351

Medium or Technique

Jasper

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Gems