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Oval gem with shepherd standing by vine

Rock crystal. Intaglio. Flat front surface with convex back. A bearded shepherd stands in profile to left. He leans with bent arms on a thin staff, bending his right leg and placing his weight on his left leg. He wears a short, rustic tunic that falls in narrow folds. He faces a vine which...

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By date unknown: with Bernheimers' Antique Arts, 44 Brattle Street, Cambridge, MA 02138; purchased by MFA from Bernheimers' Antique Arts, April 8, 1964

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman, Republican Period, about 50 B.C.


Length: 12 x 10.67 mm (1/2 x 7/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Rock crystal


The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Gems