Oval gem with bust of a man
early 20th century?
Length x width: 14 x 12 mm (9/16 x 1/2 in.)
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Smoky quartz. Oval intaglio with flat front, faceted back and rounded girdle. Head of a middle-aged man in profile to left with a receding hairline and close-cropped hair rendered by short strokes. A cloak is fastened around his neck. Small chip on the upper right edge of the gem.
By 1961: Dr. L. Lahut Uzman Collection (according to his records: Bought. Hugo Weissmann Charles Street [Boston] Dec. '61.); 1962: inherited by Mrs. L. Lahut Uzman; December 12, 1962: one of the group of 20 gems (62.1145–62.1164) purchased by MFA from Mrs. L. Lahut Uzman for a total price of $ 2,200-
Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour