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Oval gem with youth (Apollo?) leaning on pillar

'Nicolo' brown, blue, and black layers. Intaglio. Flat front and back with outward front bezel. A nude youth, possibly Apollo, leans on a pillar with his right elbow, and stands with weight on right leg, left leg slightly bent. He holds a branch in his left hand and rests his right hand on his...

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Provenance

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

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution

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

Accession Number

01.7596

Medium or Technique

Onyx

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Gems