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Cameo with Orestes and Pylades in Tauri

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Cameo, fragmentary sardonyx, milky white on dark brown (completed). Orestes and Pylades in Tauri. Behind in doorway, Roman guard and female figure. Modern copy of the ancient piece 21.1221.

Provenance

By date unknown: Collection of Edward Perry Warren (d. 1928); gift of the Estate of Edward Perry Warren to MFA, December 6, 1934

Credit Line

Gift of the Estate of Edward Perry Warren

Modern

Dimensions

Diameter: 2.8 cm (1 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

34.1436

Medium or Technique

Sardonyx

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Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Cameos