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Round gem with woman playing flute

Intaglio. Flat front and back with large curved outward, front bezel. Set it modern ring. A young woman playing a double flute, walks on tip-toe to the right. She wears a transparent chiton and tilts her head back. Head in profile, body in three-quarters view from the back, revealing her...

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By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: bought in London); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, March 24, 1903

Credit Line

Francis Bartlett Donation of 1900

Greek, Hellenistic Period, 2nd–1st century B.C.

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Gems