Cameo "Sardonyx"

Roman
Imperial Period
1st century A.D.


Dimensions

Length: 32 mm (1 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

63.1554

Medium or Technique

Glass paste

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Cameos

Bust of Augustus (27 B.C. to A.D. 14) to right, wearing laurel wreath. (The glass imitates sardonyx: white for the portrait; green for the wreath; and blue for the background.)

Provenance

Said to come from Istanbul according to MFA archival card; by date unknown: with Petro Hanazoglou; gift of Petro Hanazoglou to MFA, October 17, 1963

Credit Line

Gift of Petro Hanazoglou