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Oval gem with standing Minerva holding a figure of Victoria

Brownish-orange carnelian (also called sard). Intaglio. Flat front and back with slight inward front bezel and deeper inward back bezel. Minerva stands facing right, with head in profile, chest frontal, and lower body in three-quarter view. She wears a helmet with a long crest and a tunic...

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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 century

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The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Gems