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Oval gem with three animal heads

Intaglio. Convex front, flat back with inward back bezel. Three animal heads: horse head facing right; goat head facing left; boar's head in foreground facing left. The horse head is shown with a bridle and a series of short vertical lines for its mane. The goat has tall, curved, twisted/ridged...

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By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: bought in London); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, March 24, 1903

Credit Line

Francis Bartlett Donation of 1900

Roman, Late Republican or Imperial Period, 1st century B.C.–1st century A.D.

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Gems