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Oval gem with shepherd and goat

Yellow jasper mottled with white. Intaglio. Flat front with shallow inward bezel and very slightly convex back with inward bezel. A man stands in profile, facing left, leaning on a staff. He is garbed in a hairy animal skin that hangs down his back and is pulled far over his head. Before...

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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 century

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The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Gems