Round gem with woman playing flute
2nd–1st century B.C.
Length: 11 mm (almost 7/16 in.) Legacy dimension: 0.012 L. 0.0065 L. of front face
Medium or Technique
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Intaglio. Flat front and back with large curved outward, front bezel. Set it modern ring. A young woman playing a double flute, walks on tip-toe to the right. She wears a transparent chiton and tilts her head back. Head in profile, body in three-quarters view from the back, revealing her buttocks. Motif situated on a faint ground line. Neo-Attic in style and modeling.
By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: bought in London); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, March 24, 1903
Francis Bartlett Donation of 1900