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Oval gem with two bulls

Intaglio. Flat front and back with inward back bezel. Two bulls facing left, represented one behind the other. Each bull has three ribs and three parallel lines along neck to suggest wrinkles. Motif situated on a ground line.


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 half of 1st century B.C.–early 1st century A.D.

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Gems