Gem with helmet and tortoise
Length x width: 13 x 10 mm (1/2 x 3/8 in.)
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Nicolo. Oval gem with flat front and tall beveled edge. Corinthian helmet with human features and crest as a long-tailed bird. Below, a tortoise in profile to left.
By date unknown: Mrs. Charles B. Perkins Collection; gift of Mrs. Charles B. Perkins to MFA, May 15, 1952
Gift of Mrs. Charles B. Perkins