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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.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Gift of Alexander Cochrane

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

Accession Number

18.354

Medium or Technique

Sard

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Gems