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Gem with the Jonah story

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In the center a ship is steered by seated figure while Jonah plunges from the prow. Below, a sea monster swims towards Jonah. To the left is a standing figure, probably Jonah, with arms lifted in prayer or in speech (prophesying?) to the people of Nineveh. To the right is seated figure who holds...

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Provenance

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

Credit Line

Francis Bartlett Donation of 1900

Roman, Imperial Period, Late 3rd or early 4th century A.D.

Place of Manufacture

Catalogue Raisonné

Highlights: Classical Art (MFA), p. 050.

Dimensions

Length: 1.5 cm (9/16 in.)

Accession Number

03.1008

Medium or Technique

Carnelian in modern ring

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Rings