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Oval gem with two Niobids

Dark blue. Intaglio. Convex front, flat back with inward back bezel. At left, a woman in profile facing right, supports a wounded man. She holds him around the torso, her hands clasped under his arms and around his torso. She has an archaizing hairstyle, and wears a long dress and a mantle. Her...

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By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought in Rome.); December 1901: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution

Roman, Imperial Period, 1st century B.C.–early 1st century A.D.

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Gems