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Oval gem with Venus Victrix

Intaglio. Slight convex front, flat back with inward back bezel. Venus, seen in three-quarter view from the back, leans on a pillar with her right elbow. She wears a diadem, with her hair pulled back into a bun. She is draped only around her legs; her back is bare. A spear, either in the crook...

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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 century A.D.

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The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Gems