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Round gem with woman seated before column

Intaglio. Flat front and back with inward back bezel. A woman seated on a stool, facing left. Behind her, a staff leans transversely. In her left hand she holds a dish. At left, in front of her, a column on which a bird is perched, facing away from her. Very schematically rendered.


By date unknown: Alexander Cochrane Collection; gift of Alexander Cochrane to MFA, August 1, 1918

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Gift of Alexander Cochrane

Roman, Late Republican or Early Imperial Period, 2nd half of 1st century B.C.

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The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Gems