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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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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, 2nd–3rd century

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The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Gems