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Round attachment with a man and a woman kissing

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Round attachment: a man and a woman kissing. Roundel, the interior of a small dish or the similar part of the lid of a pyxis or jar. Young man, reclining and kissing a young woman leaning against him; they are draped, on a couch, the scene viewed from above, in a ropework border. A wreath on...

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"OPHILON TI PHILOUSI" ("the lover [masc.] to the beloved [fem.]")


1974: with Sotheby & Co., 34 & 35 New Bond Street, London (auction, December 9, 1974, lot 213, not sold); by 1975: with Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., November 9, 1977

Credit Line

Helen and Alice Coburn Fund

Roman, Eastern Mediterranean, Imperial Period, 1st century A.D.


Other: 5.2 x 1.5 cm (2 1/16 x 5/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Silver with gold leaf


The Ancient World