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Round gem with mounted warrior attacking a fallen warrior

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Amber glass. Intaglio. Slightly convex face; set in modern mount. A cavalryman, mounted on a rearing horse moving to the right. Soldier wears a skirt made of two layers of leather lappets and a cloak clasped around his neck that flies out behind him. He raises his left hand, in which he appears to...

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Marlborough Gem Sale, June 26-29, 1899, lot 617. by 1899: with Edward Perry Warren; 1899: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 16,502.52 (this figure is the total price for MFA 99.101-99.119)

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Roman, Imperial Period, 1st–2nd century


Length: 34 mm (1 5/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Glass (paste)


The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Gems