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Intaglio

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Red and white intaglio, round shape with flat surface and bevelled edge. Unknown animal nursing its young and facing left. Slightly chipped around edge. Animals nursing their offspring are common subjects on ancient gems.

Provenance

By date unknown: Burton Y. Berry Collection; gift of Burton Y. Berry to MFA, November 8, 1972

Credit Line

Gift of Burton Y. Berry

Roman,

Dimensions

Length: 13 mm (1/2 in.)

Accession Number

1972.967

Medium or Technique

Onyx

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Gems