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Oval gem with Mars Ultor

Dark green jasper with red speckles. Intaglio. Flat front and back surfaces with inward back bezel. Mars stands on a ground line, facing right. He wears a crested helmet, cuirass, and cloak, and is bearded. He carries a spear upright in his left hand and rests his right hand on top of his...

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Provenance

By date unknown: with Euripides Sepheriades; purchased by MFA from Euripides Sepheriades, October 17, 1963

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman, Imperial Period, 1st–2nd century A.D.

Dimensions

Length: 13 x 10.67 mm (1/2 x 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

63.1522

Medium or Technique

Jasper

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Gems