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Oval gem with Nike

Intaglio. Flat front, very slight convex back, inward back bezel. Nike, in profile to left, walking on tip toe holds a wreath in right hand and a palm branch in left hand and over her left shoulder. She wears a chiton with a large overfold. In exergue: M Z.


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

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Gift of Alexander Cochrane

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

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The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Gems