Gem with comic mask
Late Hellenistic or Imperial Period
1st century B.C.–1st century A.D.
Length x width: 11 x 10 mm (7/16 x 3/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
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).
By date unknown: Mrs. Charles B. Perkins Collection; gift of Mrs. Charles B. Perkins to MFA, May 15, 1952
Gift of Mrs. Charles B. Perkins