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Oval gem with young warrior seizing fallen enemy

Intaglio. Flat front and back. A nude warrior, possibly Achilles, seizes a fallen warrior by the head. Achilles wears a crested helmet and holds a round shield on his left arm. He takes a step to the right with this left leg, which is rendered in profile, while his other leg and torso are...

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

Credit Line

Classical Art Special Fund

Roman, Republican Period, mid 1st century B.C.

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Gems