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Oval gem with Apollo and a young deer

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Intaglio. Slightly convex front, set in a modern ring. A nude man stands in profile facing left. He has long hair that falls over his shoulders and is held back with a fillet. He is depicted in an archaistic manner that recalls the style of the Archaic Greek period, and he is almost...

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1912-13: Bought in Naples by Edward Perry Warren (according to J. D. Beazley, The Lewes House Collection of Ancient Gems, no. 109); April 7, 1921: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 30,000.00 (this figure is the total purchase price for MFA 21.1193-21.1221)

Credit Line

Francis Bartlett Donation of 1912

Roman, Republican Period, 2nd–1st century B.C.

Catalogue Raisonné

Lewes House Gems, no. 109 (1920; 2002, additional published references).


Overall (ring bezel): 0.4 x 2 x 1.5 cm (1/8 x 13/16 x 9/16 in.) Overall (gem): 1.6 x 1.1 cm (5/8 x 7/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Gems