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Intaglio with Eros and Psyche embracing

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Winged nude Eros embraces and goes to kiss a half draped Psyche--possibly at one time with butterfly wings which are no longer visible.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Bernheimer's Antique Arts, 44 Brattle Street, Cambridge, Mass. 02138; purchased by MFA from Bernheimer's Antique Arts, January 13, 1965

Credit Line

Mary L. Smith Fund

Roman, Imperial Period, 2nd century A.D.

Dimensions

Length: 14 mm (9/16 in.)

Accession Number

65.3

Medium or Technique

Red jasper; intaglio

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Gems