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Rectangular gem with Eros riding boar

Intaglio. Flat front and back with inward back bezel. Eros, holding a trident, rides a shaggy boar, seated on a partial ground line. Eros is pudgy with short, stubby wings. A figure is seated in front of the boar, at left, whom the boar is sniffing or nuzzling. Very sketchily modeled. Line and...

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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, Republican or Early Imperial Period, 1st century B.C.

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The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Gems