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Round gem with mounted hunter

Dark purple glass. Intaglio with convex front and flat back. A young hunter mounted on a horse, moving to the left. Hunter wears a cloak clasped around his neck that flies out behind him; his torso is depicted in three-quarter view frontal and he holds some sort of weapon in his raised left...

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Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to his records: bought in Rome); 1898: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 69,618.13 (this figure is the total price for MFA 98.641-98.940)

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek or Roman, Hellenistic or Roman Period, 1st century B.C.

Accession Number

98.751

Medium or Technique

Glass (paste)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Gems