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Oval gem with standing Minerva

Intaglio. Flat front and back with straight sides, set in a modern mount. Minerva stands with her head in profile to the right and her torso and legs frontal. She is dressed in a crested helmet and peplos. Her left arm is outstretched and there is a sacrificial dish (patera) in her left...

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By date unknown: Mr. and Mrs. William de Forest Thomson Collection; gift of Mr. and Mrs. William de Thomson to MFA, September 12. 1918

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Gift of Mr. and Mrs. William de Forest Thomson

Roman, Imperial Period, 1st–2nd century

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The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Gems