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Oval gem with Eos bearing torch and galloping horse

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Red jasper. Intaglio. Flat front and back surfaces with inner front and back bezel. Eos stands at right behind a galloping horse, facing left in profile. She reaches out towards the horse, which looks back at her, with her right hand and holds a torch in her left. Her swirling drapery flies...

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Said to be from the Nile Delta; by date unknown: Burton Y. Berry Collection; gift to MFA from Burton Y. Berry in Memory of Michel Chiha of Beirut, October 15, 1969

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Gift of Burton Y. Berry in memory of Michel Chiha of Beirut

Roman, Imperial Period, 2nd century A.D.


Length: 15 x 11.9 mm (9/16 x 7/16 in.)

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The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Gems