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Oval gem with Poseidon-Neptune riding hippocamp

Brown glass with iridescent purple sheen on front. Intaglio. Flat front and back. Poseidon-Neptune rides sidesaddle to the left on a winged hippocamp, a composite animal with the front part of a horse and a fish-like coiled tail. Poseidon-Neptune is bearded and looks to the left; he wears a long...

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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, Late Republican or Imperial Period, 1st century B.C.–1st century A.D.

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Gems