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Oval gem with Nereid riding Hippocamp

Dark blue glass with white band at center. Intalgio. Flat front. A hippocamp, a composite animal with the front part a horse and a snaky, fish-like coiled tail, faces left. A Nereid holds onto the hippocamp at the shoulder, and is carried along rather than riding the animal astride. She is seen...

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

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Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution

Roman, Imperial Period, late 1st century B.C.–1st century A.D.

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Gems