Cameo

Roman
Imperial Period
2nd century A.D.


Dimensions

Legacy dimension: H. 0.055 m.

Accession Number

58.1183

Medium or Technique

Malachite

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Cameos

Bust of Zeus. Malachite oval, broken away each side of head; cracked through mouth and across neck. Head with short curly beard, luxuriant long hair; over left shoulder, aegis.

Provenance

By date unknown: A. B. Cook Collection; by date unknown: with Mathias Komor, 38 East 51st Street, New York 22; purchased by MFA from Mathias Komor, December 11, 1958, for $ 900.00

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour