Length: 11 mm (7/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Oval shape with convex surface. Little mouse, running to left, holds a ring-shaped object in his front paws which is probably bread. Mice were frequently represented on Roman gems, often in natural poses such as this which showed Roman interest in the mundane.
By date unknown: Burton Y. Berry Collection; gift of Burton Y. Berry to MFA, November 8, 1972
Gift of Burton Y. Berry