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Oval gem with seated woman holding mirror

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Pale green glass paste. Imitation scaraboid with intaglio on flat face. A seated woman facing left looks at her reflection in a mirror. The woman’s head is veiled and some of her hair is visible across her forehead. She wears a chiton and himation, the folds of which fall across her body. Her...

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Provenance

One of a group of gems purchased in Greece or Asia Minor in 1963 by Cornelius C. Vermeule III on behalf of MFA with funds approved in advance by the Trustees; accessioned March 11, 1964

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Greek, Late Classical/ Early Hellenistic Period, 380–320 B.C.

Dimensions

Length: 25.91 x 22.86 mm (1 x 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

64.145

Medium or Technique

Glass paste

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Scarabs and Scaraboids