Oval gem engraved with the image of a horseman spearing a fallen warrior. The horseman wears a crested helmet; the fallen warrior also wears a crested helmet, as well as carries a sword and shield. A horse rears to the right, its head turned to the left; a tree stands behind the horse on the left.


  • Title: Engraved Gem (Main View)
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: 1st century A.D.
  • Location Created: Roman Empire
  • Physical Dimensions: 1.9 × 1.3 × 0.3 cm (3/4 × 1/2 × 1/8 in.)
  • Type: Gem
  • External Link: Find out more about this object on the Museum website.
  • Medium: Cornelian
  • Terms of Use: Open Content
  • Number: 85.AN.370.49
  • Culture: Roman
  • Credit Line: The J. Paul Getty Museum, Villa Collection, Malibu, California
  • Creator Display Name: Unknown
  • Classification: Jewelry

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