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Round gem with horse and rider

Intaglio. Set in modern gold ring. A rider on horseback, moving right. The rider appears nude except for a cloak draped around his torso and fastened at the shoulders, and a Bactrian helmet. He holds the reigns in his lap. The horse has its front left and back right leg raised; its tail hangs down...

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By date unknown: Edward Perry Warren Collection; date unknown: gift of Edward Perry Warren to Mrs. J. Gardner Bradley; gift of Mrs. J. Gardner Bradley to MFA, April 12, 1961

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. J. Gardner Bradley

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


Length x width: 16 x 15 mm (5/8 x 9/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Gems