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Oval gem with an athlete at rest

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Intaglio. Set in modern silver(?) setting. Situated on ground line. A nude youth, probably an athlete at rest, stands facing right, with his weight on his right leg and his left leg slightly bent. He leans on a post with left arm and holds a palm frond in his left hand. He holds a wreath in his...

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By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: bought from A. J. Evans, who had it from Eryx in Sicily); March 1903: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Francis Bartlett Donation of 1900

Greek, Hellenistic Period, 2nd–1st century B.C.


Length: 17 mm (11/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Gems