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Round gem with Victory

Intaglio. Flat on both sides with a very slight inward back bezel. Victory, on tip-toe facing left. Her wings, which emerge from her shoulders have very long end feathers that reach almost to the ground. She holds a wreath in her left and a scepter or branch, possibly meant to be a palm frond,...

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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.

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription

Roman, Republican or Imperial Period, 1st century B.C.–1st century A.D.



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Medium or Technique

Rock crystal


The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Gems