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Side A, hunting scene with a hunter on horseback attaching a boar; Side B, two cupids. The figures and landscape are done in gold; the background and detail lines are inlaid with niello. The design is framed by gold beading, with the beading on top pierced as though for suspension. Probably...

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By date unknown: with Bank Leu and Co., Bahnhofstrasse 32, Zurich, Switzerland (from a series of French collections, most recently that of C. Vaudecrane of Le Mans and before that of Julien Chappée, who died in 1957, also of Le Mans); March 8, 1972: purchased by MFA from Bank Leu and Co.

Credit Line

H. E. Bolles Fund

Roman, Early Christian Period, about A.D. 350


Height: 2.6 cm. length: 2.7 cm.

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Medium or Technique

Gold and niello


The Ancient World


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