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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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Provenance

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

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution

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

Accession Number

01.7569

Medium or Technique

Glass

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Gems