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Oval gem with standing Jupiter

Bleached carnelian (or sard). Intaglio. Very slightly convex front; rough back with inward back bezel. Jupiter, nude, stands in three-quarter view with head in profile to the left. His weight rests on his left leg. His left arm is raised to grasp a scepter resting on the ground; his right...

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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, 2nd–3rd century

Accession Number

18.368

Medium or Technique

Carnelian

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Gems