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Gem with the Good Shepherd and Hekate

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Jasper, red and brown, intaglio, set in a ring. On a pivot. One side with bevelled edge inscribed: On the face, three men marching with palm handles in their heads. On the other side the Good Shepherd with one sheep on his shoulder and three standing by.


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

Credit Line

Francis Bartlett Donation of 1900

Roman, Imperial or Early Christian Period, 3rd or 4th century A.D.


Length: 16 mm (5/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Gems