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Oval gem with two figures

Intaglio. Slightly convex front, flat back. At left, a seated figure (possibly Athena?) leans right arm on back of chair; torso in three-quarters view and head in profile. Holds an unidentifiable object in left hand. At right, a figure standing contrapposto holds a wreath in right hand, as if to...

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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–3rd century A.D.

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The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Gems