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Oval gem with standing Roma holding Victoria

Red carnelian. Intaglio. Slightly convex front; flat back, with rounded inward bezel. A helmeted female figure, Roma, dressed in a short tunic, and with mantle slung over her upraised arm, stands in three-quarter view with head in profile to the right. The helmet has a long crest and the...

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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

18.369

Medium or Technique

Carnelian

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Gems