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Oval gem with Venus Victrix

Brownish-orange carnelian (also called sard). Intaglio. Flat front, slightly convex back with deep inward back bezel. Venus stands in three-quarter view facing right, her back to the viewer and her face in profile. Her right leg is drawn behind her, and her left elbow rests on a pillar. She...

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Provenance

By date unknown: Alexander Cochrane Collection; gift of Alexander Cochrane to MFA, August 1, 1918

Credit Line

Gift of Alexander Cochrane

Roman, Imperial Period, 1st–2nd century A.D.

Accession Number

18.362

Medium or Technique

Carnelian

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Gems