Garnet cameo

Near Eastern, Persian, Sassanian


Dimensions

Length: 2.5 cm (1 in.)

Accession Number

27.757

Medium or Technique

Garnet

On View

Ancient Near East Gallery (Gallery 110)

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Cameos

In modern setting; frontal face of Sassanian Prince.

Provenance

By date unknown: Storey-Maskelyne Collection (sale at Sotheby, London, July 5-6, 1921); by date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; April 5, 1926 : loaned to MFA by Edward Perry Warren (as 142.26); November 17, 1927: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren
for $ 161,000.00 (this figure is the total price for MFA 27.647-27.761)

Credit Line

Francis Bartlett Donation of 1912