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Oval gem with Narcissus

Intaglio. Double convex. Narcissus standing frontal, leans on an altar with his left hand and holds a garment in his left. An Eros stands with legs apart atop the altar. At left, a tree winds up the side of the gem. At right, in front of the altar, a pair of spears lean against an unseen wall or...

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By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought in Rome.); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, December 1901

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Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution

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

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Gems