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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
  • Description

    female portrait head, possibly queen Laodike, wife of Mithradates IV of Pontos

  • Provenance

    Said to be from Amisos (modern Eski Samsoun) in the Pontic region of Turkey

  • References

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

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

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

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

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