Cameo with Athena

Greco-Roman
Late Republican or Early Augutan Period
late 1st century B.C.–1st century A.D.


Dimensions

Legacy dimension: 0.02 L.

Accession Number

98.765

Medium or Technique

Glass

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Cameos

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.

Provenance

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)

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund