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Oval gem with warrior, possibly Ajax

Tan and white banded onyx. Intalgio. Convex front, flat back. A nude warrior wearing a crested helmet with a shield on his right arm, and holding a pair of spears over his right shoulder stands with his right leg on a rock. He holds a round object in his left hand, possibly a patera, or he may...

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

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Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution

Italic, Etruscan, Hellenistic Period, 3rd century B.C.

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The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Gems