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Oval gem with seated Bacchus and panther

Intaglio. Convex front and back with very short straight sides. A male figure (Bacchus) sits on a rock, half-draped by a mantle over his legs. His head is in profile to the left, his body is in three-quarter view. He leans on his left hand which is resting on the rock behind him; his right...

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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

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The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Gems