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Oval gem with bust of an amazon or Diana

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Brown carnelian (also called sard). Intaglio. Oval gem with very slightly convex front, flat back, and inward back and front bezels. Bust of female, in profile to the right, with upper part of bow topped with a griffin-head. Hair is gathered up into a half-knot at the back of the head and...

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Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; April 5, 1926: loaned to MFA by Edward Perry Warren (as 41.26); November 17, 1927: gift of Edward Perry Warren to MFA

Credit Line

Gift of Edward Perry Warren

Roman, Late Republican or Early Imperial Period, 50–1 B.C.

Dimensions

Length: 27 mm (1 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

27.775

Medium or Technique

Carnelian

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Gems