Gem with Athena

Greco-Roman
Late Hellenistic or Early Imperial Period
1st century B.C.–1st century A.D.


Dimensions

Length: 12 mm (1/2 in.)

Accession Number

18.349

Medium or Technique

Carnelian

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Gems

Orange-red carnelian. Oval intaglio with flat front and rounded edge. Athena, wearing a peplos and crested helmet, holding a shield with her right arm and spear in her left hand, and tiptoeing to right.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Gift of Alexander Cochrane