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Oval gem with seated Minverva holding a figure of Victoria

Red jasper. Intaglio. Flat front and back with slight inward front bezel and deeper inward back bezel. Minerva sits on a stool, with her head in profile to the right, her torso frontal, and her lower body in three-quarter view. She wears a crested helmet and a long tunic with a mantle...

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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

Accession Number

18.372

Medium or Technique

Jasper

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Gems