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Oval gem with Romulus and Remus

Light blue glass. Intalgio with flat face. A wolf, the Lupa Romana, facing left, suckles two infants - the twins Romulus and Remus - who face each other. The scene is situated under a grapevine with three large bunches of grapes. At right, a much larger standing male figure, the shepherd...

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Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: bought in Rome); 1898: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 69,618.13 (this figure is the total price for MFA 98.641-98.940)

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Roman, Republican Period, 1st century B.C.

Accession Number

98.750

Medium or Technique

Glass (paste)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Gems