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Round gem with Triton and Nereid

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Intaglio. Set in modern gold ring. Back of stone is faceted. In the center, Triton, bare-chested and shown only from the waist up, raises his right hand up to his head, while clasping a female figure, a Nereid, with his left hand. The Nereid is also only shown from the waist up, draped around...

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By date unknown: Collection of George, 3rd Duke of Marlborough; 1875: purchased by David Bromilow; by 1899: property of Mrs. Jary (daughter of David Bromilow); sold at auction by Christie, Manson and Woods, 8 King Street, St. James's Square, London, June 26-29, 1899, lot 187; 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)

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Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Roman, Late Republican Period, about 40–30 B.C.


Length: 16 mm (5/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Gems