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Oval gem with sphinx

Golden yellow-brown glass with central white stripe. Intaglio. Flat front and back with inward back bezel. Sphinx facing left and has incurved wing tips. Raises front, right paw. Motif situated on partial ground line.

Provenance

By date unknown: Alexander Cochrane Collection; gift of Alexander Cochrane to MFA, August 1, 1918

Credit Line

Gift of Alexander Cochrane

Roman, Republican or Early Imperial Period, 1st century B.C.

Accession Number

18.347

Medium or Technique

Glass (paste)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Gems