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Chalcedony oval

Period:
Hellenistic
Date:
2nd century B.C.
Culture:
Greek
Medium:
Chalcedony, blue
Dimensions:
H.: 3/4 in. (1.9 cm)
Classification:
Gems
Credit Line:
Purchase, Joseph Pulitzer Bequest, 1942
Accession Number:
42.11.26
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 163
female portrait head, possibly queen Laodike, wife of Mithradates IV of Pontos
Said to be from Amisos (modern Eski Samsoun) in the Pontic region of Turkey

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1953. Handbook of the Greek Collection. p. 286, pl. 126m, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1956[1920]. Catalogue of Engraved Gems of the Classical Style: Greek Etruscan, and Roman. no. 148, p. 38, pl. 25, Rome: L'Erma di Bretschneider.

Plantzos, Dimitris. 1997. Hellenistic Engraved Gems. no. 97, p. 116, New York: Clarendon Press.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 2006[1920]. Catalogue of Engraved Gems of the Classical Style: Greek Etruscan, and Roman, 2nd edn. no. 148, p. 38, pl. 25, Rome: L'Erma di Bretschneider.

Picón, Carlos A. 2007. Art of the Classical World in the Metropolitan Museum of Art: Greece, Cyprus, Etruria, Rome no. 225, pp. 191, 449-50, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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