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Oval gem with a woman holding a sword and standing next to a fire stand (thymiaterion)

Orange carnelian. Intaglio. Slightly convex front with inward front bezel, and convex back. A female figure, head in profile to the right, torso frontal, and lower body in three-quarter perspective, stands before a torch. She wears a long tunic (chiton) belted under her breasts and a mantle...

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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, about 1st century

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The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Gems