Gem with Cupid?

Roman
Imperial Period
1st–2nd century


Dimensions

Length: 12 mm (1/2 in.)

Accession Number

18.360

Medium or Technique

Jasper

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Gems

Red jasper. Oval intaglio with flat front. Winged figure, possibly Cupid, standing in profile to left and holding a theater mask in his right hand and pedum (hunter’s stick) in his left. Partial groundline. Missing chip at upper left. Abraded around the edge.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Gift of Alexander Cochrane