Gem with Aphrodite

Modern
Modern
19th century


Dimensions

Length: 17 mm (11/16 in.)

Accession Number

18.385

Medium or Technique

Glass?

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Gems

Amethyst-colored glass. Oval intaglio with convex front. Nude female, probably Aphrodite (or possibly Aura), standing frontally with head in three-quarter to left in Pudica pose. Drapery floats behind her head and wraps around her left leg. Partial groundline. Small chip missing at upper right.

Provenance

By date unknown: Alexander Cochrane Collection; gift of Alexander Cochrane to MFA, August 1, 1918

Credit Line

Gift of Alexander Cochrane