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Jasper intaglio in a gold mount set with pearls and glass

Mid-Imperial, Antonine or Severan
2nd–3rd century A.D.
Gold, jasper, pearl, glass
H. 3.00 cm.
Gold and Silver
Credit Line:
Purchase, The Bothmer Purchase Fund and Lila Acheson Wallace Gift, 1994
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 169
The intaglio, depicting a horseman spearing a boar, is of superlative quality. The two hooks on the reverse suggest that this object served as a clasp, possibly for a necklace or for a diadem worn around the head.
Mertens, Joan R., Dr. 1995. "Recent Acquisitions, A Selection: 1994-1995." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, 53(2): p. 18.

Metropolitan Museum of Art. 1995. "One Hundred Twenty-fifth Annual Report of the Trustees for the Fiscal Year July 1, 1994 through June 30, 1995." Annual Report of the Trustees of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 125: p. 16.

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