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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1984.740
Title
Engraved Gem with Roma
Classification
Gems
Work Type
gem
Date
c. 100 BCE-300 CE
Period
Roman Imperial period, Early
Culture
Roman Imperial
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/201452
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Jasper
Technique
Intaglio
Dimensions
1 cm (3/8 in.)
Provenance
Beatrice Kelekian, gift; to the Sackler Museum, 1984.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Gift of Mrs. Beatrice Kelekian in memory of her husband Charles Dikran Kelekian
Accession Year
1984
Object Number
1984.740
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Oval gem with a chip along the top edge. Intaglio. Front and back faces are flat with an inward bevel on the back. The goddess Roma, sits facing right. She wears a crested helmet and a billowing garment covers her body. Her right arm is outstretched in front holding a small, winged Victory.

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