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Round gem with hunter, deer, and dog

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Dark green jasper. Intaglio. Convex surface. Set in large modern(?) gold ring. A nude hunter on horseback, riding to left, holds reins in right hand and a short spear in his upraised left hand. A cloak is clasped around his neck and flies out behind him. He prepares to strike a deer, which has...

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Provenance

By about 1895: with Edward Perry Warren (according to his records: bought from Ravizzi at Orvieto about 1895); 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

Greek or Roman, Hellenistic or Republican Period, 1st century B.C.

Dimensions

Length: 18 mm (11/16 in.)

Accession Number

98.724

Medium or Technique

Jasper

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Gems