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Oval gem with Diomedes and Odysseus

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Intaglio. Flat front and back; set in modern ring. At right, Diomedes (unbearded) sits on an altar with a garland hanging off the edge; he holds a statuette of armed Athena (the Trojan Palladion) in his right hand, and a short sword in his left hand, on which he leans. A cloak draped over his...

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From the Boulton Collection, sold at auction, Dec. 12th, 1911, according to Warren's records; purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, January 2, 1913, for $18,948.70 (this figure is the total price for MFA 13.186-13.245)

Credit Line

Francis Bartlett Donation of 1912

Roman, Imperial Period, mid 1st century B.C.


Legacy dimension: 0.017 m.

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Gems