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Oval gem with bust of Julia Titi

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Mint green with yellow spots. Intaglio. Convex front, flat back. Head of Julia Titi facing right, wearing a typical Flavian female hairstyle: curls piled high along the forehead indicated by a series of pellets, supported by a diadem; hair on crown is braided and coiled into a large bun; short...

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Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: acquired from Rhousopoulos who said it was found in Crete); 1898: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 69,618.13 (this figure is the total price for MFA 98.641-98.940)

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Roman, Imperial Period, late 1st century

Dimensions

Length: 20 mm (13/16 in.)

Accession Number

98.742

Medium or Technique

Beryl

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Gems