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Round gem with kneeling figure (Amymone?)

Intaglio. Flat on both sides. A figure of indeterminate gender, crouching to the left with one knee raised, possibly the nymph Amymone. The figure is holding a trident in the right hand and a pitcher with a long neck, handle, spout and squat, round body. Motif situated on a partial ground line.

Provenance

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.

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription

Roman, Republican Period, 1st century B.C.

Findspot

Egypt

Accession Number

87.702

Medium or Technique

Sard

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Gems