Cameo with Athena
Late Republican or Early Augutan Period
late 1st century B.C.–1st century A.D.
Legacy dimension: 0.02 L.
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Oval blue glass cameo fragment. Upper half of Athena, seen frontally with head in three-quarter to right, brandishing a spear and raising a shield. She wears a girdled chiton and crested Corinthian helmet. Only upper half preserved. Pitted and iridescent surface.
By date unknown: Count Michel Tyszkiewicz Collection; 1898: auction of the M. Tyszkiewicz Collection, Hotel des Commissaires-Priseurs, 9 rue Drouot, Paris, June 8-10, lot 78; 1898: with Edward Perry Warren; 1898: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 69,618.13 (this figure is the total price for MFA 98.641-98.940)
Henry Lillie Pierce Fund