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Oval gem with Tyche(?)

Intaglio. Flat on both sides, with inward facet in back. Draped female figure standing with her body shown frontal, while turning head to right. Her weight is on her left leg, and her right hip is pushed up. Right hand is raised in front of her face. In her left hand she holds a slim, stylized...

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Provenance

By 1836: Robert Hay Collection, Linplum, Scotland; 1863: to his son, Robert James Alexander Hay; 1868-1872: Way Collection, Boston (purchased by Samuel A. Way through London dealers Rollin and Feuardent, 27 Haymarket); 1872: given to the MFA by Samuel's son, C. Granville Way.

Credit Line

Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way

Greek, Hellenistic Period, 2nd – 1st century B.C.

Accession Number

72.850

Medium or Technique

Sard

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Gems