Gem with clasped hands

Roman
Roman Imperial
50-200 AD


Dimensions

Length x width: 9 x 7.5 mm (3/8 x 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

52.531

Medium or Technique

Carnelian

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Gems

Two clasped hands (dextrarum iunctio); wreath above. Cracked, white surface with brownish discoloration caused by fire. Burnt, reddish orange carnelian. Sub-oval intaglio with slightly convex front.

Provenance

By date unknown: Mrs. Charles B. Perkins Collection; gift of Mrs. Charles B. Perkins to MFA, May 15, 1952

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Charles B. Perkins