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Rectangular gem with double-flute player and female figure

Orangish-red carnelian. Intaglio. Rectangular gem with rounded edges. Flat front with very short inward front bezel and slightly convex back with inward back bezel. A male double-flute player sits on a rock or low altar by a tree; he leans forward with his feet tucked back. Behind him stands...

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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, Late Republican to Early Imperial Period, Second-half of the 1st century B.C.

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The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Gems