Gem with Athena

Modern
Modern
19th century


Dimensions

Length: 13 mm (1/2 in.)

Accession Number

65.621

Medium or Technique

Glass or Sard?

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Gems

Light brown sard or glass. Oval intaglio with flat front, set in modern gold ring. Athena, wearing a peplos, in three-quarter view to left, leaning on column. She holds a spear in her left hand and an orb in her right. At right, a shield propped against the column. Groundline. Broken in two pieces. Small chips missing around the edge and break.

Provenance

By date unknown: Edward Jackson Holmes Collection; by date unknown: Mrs. Edward Jackson Holmes Collection; 1965: bequest of Mrs. Edwin Jackson Holmes to MFA, recorded as Edward Jackson Holmes Collection, June 9, 1965.

Credit Line

Edward Jackson Holmes Collection