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Rectangular gem with head of youth

Intaglio. Rectangular with rounded corners. Flat on both sides with slight inward back facet. Head of a male youth in profile to the left. He has a sharp nose, pointy chin, and deeply cut lines for bottom of nose and lips. Long curls hang along forehead and back of the neck. He is wearing a...

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Tell Dafana (Daphnae). 1886: excavated by William Matthew Flinders Petrie for the Egypt Exploration Fund, assigned to the EEF by the Egyptian government; presented to the MFA at EEF fifth annual general meeting; sent over June 1, 1887.

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Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription

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



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The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Gems