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Oval gem with seated Philoktetes

'Nicolo' blue on black. Intaglio. Flat on both sides. Philoktetes reclines, facing right. He leans on his right elbow and fans his injured foot with a bird's wing. Behind his leg, a bow case.


By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought in Athens, said from Peloponnese.); December 1901: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution

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

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Glass (paste)


The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Gems