Gem with comic mask

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


Dimensions

Length x width: 11 x 10 mm (7/16 x 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

52.529

Medium or Technique

Onyx

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Gems

Onyx circular gem with flat front and rounded edge. Three-quarter view of a female comic mask with a bun and Isis curls, probably a New Comedy hetaira (courtesan).

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