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Engraved Gem with Bonus Eventus

Object Details

Title:

Engraved Gem with Bonus Eventus

Artist/Maker:

Unknown

Culture:

Roman

Date:

1st century A.D.

Medium:

Citrine

Object Number:

85.AN.370.58

Dimensions:

1.2 × 0.9 × 0.4 cm (7/16 × 3/8 × 1/8 in.)

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Object Description

Type A4. Bonus Eventus (divine personification of success) standing frontally; he wears a cloak fastened around his neck and holds a patera in his right hand and a stag on a dish in his left hand; at his feet are a poppy and an ear of corn; short groundline.

Provenance
Provenance
by 1984 - 1985

Damon Mezzacappa (New York, New York) and Jonathan H. Kagan (New York, New York), sold to the J. Paul Getty Museum, 1985.

Bibliography
Bibliography

"Acquisitions/1985." The J. Paul Getty Museum Journal 14 (1986), p. 198, no. 78.

Spier, Jeffrey. Ancient Gems and Finger Rings: Catalogue of the Collections (Malibu: The J. Paul Getty Museum, 1992), no. 259.