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Oval gem with Omphale wearing the lion skin of Hercules

Amber-colored glass paste. Intaglio. Flat front and back surfaces with a very slight inward back bezel. Omphale stands on a ground line, facing left. She wears the lion skin of Hercules draped over her shoulders, and all four paws, head, and tail are visible. She clutches his club with her left...

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Provenance

By 1962: Dr. L. Lahut Uzman Collection (according to his records: Bought: Jan. 16. 62. "Bedelle" 47 Bromfield Street [Boston]; 1962: inherited by Mrs. L. Lahut Uzman; December 12, 1962: one of the group of 20 gems (62.1145–62.1164) purchased by MFA from Mrs. L. Lahut Uzman for a total price of $ 2,200-

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Neo-Classical, about 1800

Dimensions

Length x width: 20 x 15 mm (13/16 x 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

62.1161

Medium or Technique

Glass paste

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Gems